ADL Declaration


ADL declaration 7-2Recognizing the new dynamics in the Armenian Diaspora and the reality of the Republic of Armenia with the Ramgavar Party of Armenia fully integrated into its political, social and cultural fabric;

Considering the recent troubled state of the Armenian Democratic Liberal Party-Ramgavar in the Diaspora and the recently established (2015) Reform and Unity Movement with the sole purpose to unite and reorganize the Party along modern and sustainable lines in order to continue to be relevant to the political realities in Armenia, Artsakh and the Diaspora;

Cognizant of the fact that many regional districts, chapters and concerned individuals heeded the call of the Reform and Unity Movement to reform and unite the Party under one banner as was expressed in two consecutive meetings held in Yerevan, Armenia (2015 and 2016);

Noting with disappointment that the May meeting in Yerevan to elect a “central committee” was a flagrant violation of Party constitution and its by-laws, making the said meeting illegal and not representative;

Noting also that the group organizing the above-mentioned meeting had systematically ignored the numerous calls for unity and harmonious all-inclusive action from the Reform and Unity Movement and the Party in Armenia;

The Reform and Unity Movement has taken the following decisions during a meeting held in New Jersey on June 25, 2016:

The Reform and Unity Movement announces to governmental, religious and public institutions, Party rank and file, and the public in general, that as of today, it will unite with the party in Armenia in order to support and complement the party in Armenia;

To this end the Reform and Unity Movement has already initiated this process with due consideration to the legal requirements of the Republic of Armenia and the relevant countries and institutions involved;

Furthermore, the Reform and Unity Movement, jointly with the Ramgavar Party of Armenia is organizing a general and all-inclusive convention in October in Yerevan, Armenia to develop the relevant methodologies, review the by-laws, organize a collective leadership, elect a central committee and set the reforming machinery into motion along a work plan with a set time-line. As an interim immediate step, the Reform and Unity Movement has already established representative offices in Yerevan, Boston and Los Angeles;

The Reform and Unity Movement also announces that it has mobilized the necessary manpower and the resources to republish the Baikar newspaper as the official Party organ;

Furthermore, the Reform and Unity Movement announces that true to its traditional role of promoter of democratic and liberal values, it aims at occupying the central ground of diasporan politics, being the protector of the Mother Church, continuing its cultural mission and acting as the promoter of good governance in Armenia, Artsakh and the Diaspora;

The Reform and Unity Movement reiterates its call to its long established traditional partner organizations and institutions in pursuit of a collaborative effort for a balanced politics both in Armenia and the Diaspora without any preconditions.

Armenian Democratic Liberal Party

Reform and Unity Central Committee

New Jersey, June 25, 2016