YEREVAN (Yerkir)—The three political parties represented in the ruling coalition signed a declaration Wednesday endorsing President Serzh Sarkisian’s re-election bid for the 2013 presidential elections, and ending speculation about junior partner, Prosperous Armenia’s reluctance to support such a bid.
Following a meeting Wednesday, the leaders of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia, the Prosperous Armenia and the Country of Law parties, President Sarkisian, Gagik Tsarukian and Arthur Baghdassarian, respectively, issued a statement, in which they detail what they deemed as advanced in Armenia and pledged to support Sarkisian in the next elections, to ensure continuity of their policies.
The announcement claimed that by “assuming the collective responsibility” for governing the country, the political coalition “has had a serious role in ensuring the country’s stability and ensuring a normal existence.”
The three parties also said that the coalition had an important role in confronting the internal and external challenges facing Armenia, among them rebuffing serious social declines in the face of the global financial crisis.
“The political coalition announces it commitment toward taking more resolute steps for development of post-crisis advancements and the enhancement of social conditions,” said the three political parties. They highlighted the coalition’s efforts to combat corruption and curtail the shadow economy.
“In the [upcoming] presidential elections, the political coalition will take part with a collective candidate, namely the current president, guaranteeing the continuity of reforms and our country’s stable development during the five years,” concluded the announcement.