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Levon Ter-Petrosian’s Armenian National Congress (HAK) earlier this year was formally revived by his former political allies over the weekend.


The Armenian Pan-National Movement (HHSh), governed the country from 1990-1998, and played the central role in the Ter-Petrosian-led alliance’s transformation into a single political party. The HHSh changed its name to HAK at a congress in February, 2013.

That development was denounced by several veteran HHSh figures who fell out with the ex-president after his unsuccessful 2008 bid to return to power. Four of them -- Alexander Arzumanian, Ararat Zurabian, Karapet Rubinian and Hovannes Igitian -- announced the launch of a process of the HHSh’s “re-registration” with the Justice Ministry last spring.