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Decision 2013: Opposition leader defies political Europe over Armenian election stance

Opposition leader Raffi Hovannisian, who is challenging the official outcome of last month’s presidential election in Armenia, is threatening the European People’s Party (EPP) with a political scandal unless it disavows its chairman’s stance on the Armenian vote.

Hovannisian, whose Heritage party is also associated with the EPP, says it will consider withdrawing if EPP president Wilfred Martens’ plaudits to President Serzh Sargsyan and recognition of his disputed victory becomes an institutionalized position of the European-level party.

In 2012, Heritage, together with Sargsyan’s ruling Republican Party and its junior coalition partner, Orinats Yerkir, acquired observer member statuses at the EPP as center-right parties.

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