October 28, 2016 - 12:26 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - The Social Democratic Hunchakian Party (SDHP) on Wednesday, October 26 announced its endorsement of Democratic candidate in 2016 U.S. presidential election Hillary Clinton.
In a statement published on Massis Post, the SDHP offers arguments for such a decision.
"Throughout this long presidential campaign, the Republican candidate Donald Trump with his vague economic, social and political plans, divisive and racially toned rhetoric, his calls to deport millions of refugees, his treatment of women, un-presidential behavior, his numerous bankruptcies, his shady business dealings and many more character flaws, has come to prove that he is unqualified to become the leader of this country," the party said.
"In addition, considering his business dealings in Turkey and Azerbaijan, we deem Donald Trump to be an unacceptable choice."
The Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton has over thirty years of experience in the political arena, as a first lady, senator and secretary of state, the SDHP said. She has shown to be a balanced politician, it added. She has adopted the Democratic Party’s platform based on social justice and the protection of the working people and the middle class. Hillary Clinton has fought for progressive ideals throughout her career, it said.
In an endorsement letter addressed to Clinton, the Party's Executive Committee of Western United States expressed hope that on the issue of the Armenian Genocide, she reverts to the position she held as a Senator.
"We urged her to support the right of self-determination for the people of Nagorno Karabakh, and the resolution of the Karabakh conflict through peaceful means," a statement said.
"We also asked her, as President, to increase cooperation between the United States and the Republic of Armenia, increase financial and other forms of aid aimed to benefit the people of Armenia and democratic institutions.
"Thus, we call upon the Armenian-American community to participate in the upcoming elections, in large numbers, and to vote for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, as the next president of the United States."