ARMENIA’S DASHINK MERGES WITH RAMGAVAR AZADAGAN PARTY
Armenian newspaper 168 Zham
11 Sep 07
The Armenian Dashink Party, led by the former defence minister of
Nagornyy Karabakh, Samvel Babayan, has dissolved and joined the
Ramgavar Azadagan (Liberal-Democratic) Party (based in Lebanon),
168 Zham newspaper reports. Babayan set up the Dashink Party in 2005
after being pardoned before the end of his 14-year imprisonment for
an alleged assassination attempt on the life of Nagornyy Karabakh’s
former president Arkadiy Ghukasyan.
There are reports that Samvel Babayan will become the leader of
Ramgavar Azadagan, however Ramgavar Azadagan officials do not comment
on this information, 168 Zham reports.
According to 168 Zham, Ramgavar Azadagan Party decided to move
its leadership to Armenia and Samvel Babayan will represent the
Armenian branch of the party in the party’s supreme body, which has
representatives from its international branches.