another year became history, the whole world prepares to meet
the New Year.
the passing year, the world continued to witness the clash of
civilizations and its destructive consequences, resulting in further
deepening of the divide among nations.
worsening situation in Iraq, the crisis in the Middle East, poverty,
pandemics, civil wars and the recurring threat of global terrorism
represented the main challenges for nations. Unfortunately, the
major players on the world stage were unable to resolve many of
these issues satisfactorily.
the Armenian people, the passing year represented a chain of national
concerns, with its links stretching from the Diaspora to Artsakh
and Armenia. The Diaspora, clinging to its roots and fighting
for international recognition of the Armenian Genocide was equally
interested in matters concerning Artsakh and Armenia.
ongoing political, economical and social injustices in Armenia
adversely impacted our national awareness.
Armenia, the upcoming year promises to be pivotal for the political
processes that are meant to bring fundamental changes in the lives
of the people. All attention will be focused on the upcoming parliamentary
elections. These elections should be a reflection of the aspirations
and the free will of the citizens of the Republic of Armenia,
through the election of their preferred candidates.
reversal of regression in the application of democratic principles
and the adherence to international standards in the political
processes are crucial for the future of Armenia. Beyond the election
of individuals or parties, the identity of the country will be
determined. What kind of country will the people build? A country
of confrontation or cooperation? Of economical injustice or equity?
Of corruption or integrity? Of impunity or justice? Will we have
a country that embraces its citizens or facilitates emigration?
the national interests of Armenia, it is not hard to guess the
correct choices. The authorities ought to recognize the seriousness
of the situation with all the ramifications and act accordingly.
2007, we mark the 120th anniversary of the establishment of the
first Armenian political-revolutionary party; Social Democratic
Hunchakian Party. In the upcoming 12 months, this grand jubilee
will be celebrated throughout Armenia and the Diaspora.
this New Year's Day occasion, we wish you and your family good
health, and success. Let 2007 be a year of achievements and victories
for all Armenians and let it bring peace and prosperity to the
Democrat Hunchakian Party
31 December, 2006