The Republican Party of Armenia and the Armenian National Congress form an interesting “tandem” in this parliament. Artashes Geghamyan, the leader of the National Solidarity Party who ran for parliament on the Republican list, has recently written a book on the Eurasian Union, as well as articles and interviews supporting Putin.
Certainly there will be other people in the Republican Party who will support Armenia’s accession to the Eurasian Union but Artashes Geghamyan has already assumed a leading role in promoting this idea and no other Republican can seize this prerogative from him.
The leader of the Social-Democratic Hnchak Party Lyudmila Sargsyan will also get a seat in parliament. She is the same Lyudmila Sargsyan who appealed to vote for Putin stating that it is in the interests of Armenia.
Moreover, according to press reports on those days, Lyudmila Sargsyan appealed to vote for Putin in order to be ranked on the party list to be elected. It is not excluded either that the appeal to vote for Putin on the whole influenced the election of the Armenian National Congress to parliament.
So, the Armenian National Congress will have a worthy partner to Geghamyan in the parliament in case Putin thinks only the RPA welcomes his fans.
Lyudmila Sargsyan and Artashes Geghamyan will hardly have any influence other than psychological or moral on the foreign policy approaches of the Armenian National Assembly. The point is that if the president administration decides to reject the Eurasian Union, the 'tandem' of Artashes and Lyudmila will be unable to impact the voting, while if the president administration decides to accept it, the Republican faction will become Artashes or Lyudmila to press the right button.
So, Putin’s victory in the Armenian parliamentary elections is of moral nature, not practical political.