The spokesperson of President Bako Sahakyan of the Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) Republic has announced a decision to create a new political force, the Conservative Party of Artsakh, to unite co-thinkers around the idea of fostering the country’s “past achievements and victories.”
David Babayan has elaborated on his political plan on Facebook, calling for active support to the initiative to make for the country’s prosperity and development.
“The domestic political life in our country has entered a new phase of dynamic development. All that, naturally, is the business of each and every of us. Every patriotic and conscious individual must have a personal engagement in the socio-political life, thereby contributing to the state’s development, strengthening and defense.
“With over two decades of my length of service in different government institutions – where I held responsible posts and was actively engaged in the socio-political and scientific-educational life – I cannot naturally stand aloof from all these processes.
“We highly appreciate everything that was positive – all the success and victories we had in the past three decades. Our people achieved this at the price of the blood shed by their brave sons, and numerous sacrifices; they achieved this through painstaking work, unshakable belief and inexhaustible optimism. We are obliged to preserve all those achievements.
“Hence, considering these very imperatives we want to have our active contribution to the country’s development and strenthening and defend the interests of our people, applying new ideas and approaches to the state-building process.
“In that context, we are expressing our commitment to actively join the campaign for the 2020 elections. In case of having the people’s vote
to be represented in the National Assembly, we will have a real opportunity to more efficiently implement our programs in the interests of our people and fatherland.
“The preservation of national values, achievements gained at the price of great sacrifices and our victories are the underlying values behind our party’s ideology – enabling us to more skillfully and efficiently confront new challenges in new situations.
“For us, the sovereignty of Artsakh, its high-level security, social justice and democracy and environmental preservation are exceptional values.
“Skillfulness, integrity, patriotism and diligence are among our slogans,” reads part of his statement.
Babayan also promises to keep his followers periodically up to date of their activities through Facebook livestreams to share the party’s vision of political, economic, social and geopolitical problems. He adds that he also expects an active feedback and constructive discussions.