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A new party "Entrepreneurs" will emerge in the political field in Armenia within the coming months. Representatives of the small and medium-sized enterprises will unite in the party, Araik Hayraetyan, the founder of the party, the owner of Lavanda Company, told ArmInfo.
Hayrapetyan, who is still a member of Orinats Yerkir Party, intends to found a new political force to protect the interests of local businessmen, reform the legislative field regulating the economy sectors and rehabilitate the domestic market. Hayrapetyan said his party will be unique due to its rotating leadership and economic orientation.
"We are unique as we do not claim participation in elections. We have been delaying with creation of our party because of the parliamentary elections. Moreover, it is should be noted that the party will be finally formed after the presidential election," he said.
Nevertheless, Hayrapetyan said, at the presidential election of 2013 their initiative group will support the candidate that will protect the interests of businessmen.
Asked if there are any well-known businessmen in their initiative group, Hayrapetyan replied: "We are creating a party of businessmen and not oligarchs."