The United Liberal National Party (Armenian: Միացյալ Ազատական Ազգային Կուսակցություն, Miatsyal Azatakan Azgayin Kusaktsutyun), also known by its Armenian initials (Armenian: ՄԻԱԿ, MIAK), is a political party established in 2007 and headquartered in Yerevan, Armenia. MIAK advocates the ideology of national liberalism. Co-founder Levon Martirosyan was elected MP from the RPA in 2012.
The party maintains a centre-right political position. It advocates for the peaceful resolution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, fighting against domestic corruption, strengthening Armenia's democracy, liberalization of the economy, deepening progress towards Armenia’s European integration and maintaining positive relations with the EU, United States, Russia, Iran and Georgia.
Having announced the goal to present a political presence and form a new political agenda through the election process, MIAK has conducted its pre-election campaign by throwing into the political arena a fundamental reforms program, based on which the Armenia Second Generation Reforms agenda was formed. This agenda subsequently found its place both in government's program and in President Serge Sargsyan's pre-election program.
Even though in the first election campaign MIAK did not collect the number of votes necessary to appear in the National Assembly of Armenia, the party and its young members were able to present a serious political presence. Following the 2007 Armenian parliamentary election, the party won 0.20% of the popular vote and no seats. As a result, the President of Armenia, Serge Sargsyan, involved a number of young professionals from MIAK in the public administration system of Armenia. MIAK was very active during the Presidential election campaign in 2008 and unprecedented the program called «Door to door». This entailed 300 MIAK activists visiting more than 240,000 apartments in the capital Yerevan and presenting 10 reasons as the new President of Armenia.
The party currently has no representation in Parliament and did not participate in the 2018 Armenian parliamentary election.
MIAK is mainly composed of young people which cooperates with and supports numerous youth and student organizations in implementing different projects, initiatives and ideas. Through this cooperation MIASIN (Armenian: ՄԻԱՍԻՆ, Together) youth movement was created.
Any Armenian citizen 18 years old or more who accepts the MIAK Charter can voluntarily become a MIAK member. Already registered MIAK members cannot be a member of any other party.
Any individual who have Armenian voting rights can become a member of MIAK with a limitation of not being able to become elected to MIAK governing and supervisory bodies.
- ՄԻԱԿ-ը ստեղծվել է «ընդմիշտ քաղաքական դաշտում մնալու համար», Armenia Liberty (RFE/RL) , April 16, 2007.
- Serge Sargsyan Archived December 19, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
- Saturday, May 12, 2007 Parliamentary (Proportional) elections
- Structure of the Office to the President Archived December 19, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
- The Meeting of RA Presidential Candidate Serzh Sargsyan with MIAK Activists[permanent dead link]
- MIAK Supported Serzh Sargsyan in Presidential Election[permanent dead link]