You know that during the years of our rule I was always skeptical about the growing numbers of RPA members, I considered that it did not coincide with the number of devoted “Republicans”, the third president of the Republic of Armenia, party leader Serzh Sargsyan announced at the 17th congress of the RPA.
He expressed regret that, as in many post-Soviet countries, Armenia also failed to avoid bureaucracy, party exaggeration, and opportunism.
The latter, whom I will describe as “transit passengers”, did not withstand the trials, it seemed to them that the ship of the “Republican” was finally sinking, that “the king is dead”, և it is time to “long live” to shout at the new “king”. You know, there was an interesting pattern in all this ․ “Because of whom the” Republican “was criticized the most, those same people left us first and settled comfortably in new warm places,” Serzh Sargsyan emphasized.
He stated that there were thousands of ordinary citizens who were simply enrolled en masse as RPA members in order to impress him with numbers.
“The party had a problem of self-cleansing, both in terms of number and structure,” said Serzh Sargsyan.
The RPA leader reminded that months ago the party initiated a process of re-registration of members, as well as the process of modernization of the infrastructure of the party subdivisions.
“Our activities now, more than ever, emphasize a strong ideological foundation and heritage. “I am more than convinced that the national conservatism we profess is the necessary foundation on which it is possible to rebuild Armenia and keep Artsakh,” said Serzh Sargsyan.
He stressed that the RPA has been “remains the political force of Armenia with the widest international ties” and that wide range of ties will continue to serve the national interests of the state and the people.
“Even if we do not have power, we have done more to protect our positions abroad than the entire backpack warehouse with its storekeeper,” Serzh Sargsyan stressed.
He also presented the priority directions of the party’s further activity.
“Development of professionalism և strengthening of the central body of the party, optimization of territorial organizations մեծ increase of efficiency, ensuring correlation of the number of members և activity, increase of the efficiency of the party’s external activity, harmonization of the party’s values և practical activity, preservation of intra-party democracy». “
The RPA President added that the work of revealing and involving the potential of young people, students and women, the search for solutions to the problems of the general public, the sincere and open daily contacts with the people will remain a priority.
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