Andrias Ghukasyan and his supporters conceived the idea of establishing the Armenian Constructive Party when he was in jail. The main body of the party consists of the civic activists who follow the theory of civil disobedience by Henry David Thoreau.
The politicians with such a bitter experience of imprisonment united behind a single idea for the national development of Armenia and building a strong Armenian nation-state starting with the army, borders, all the sectors of the economy, culture, science and education, and it will involve not merely restoration but construction from scratch, based on the demands of the new independent state. The members of the Armenian Constructive Party are engaged in these matters.
It is a long and hard trudge that takes great devotion and perseverance. The cleanup of the political environment and the formation of civil society in conformity with international criteria, the abolition of the despicable tradition of settling old scores between politicians and eradication of taking and giving are also priorities for the founding members of the party.
I welcome the decision of the Armenian Constructive Party to participate in the next election. Let’s hope the society will properly find its bearings thus determining the destiny of our Motherland.