How Many Poles Are There in The Presidential Elections?

The Chairman of National Democratic Union party Vazgen Manukyan considers it unacceptable to speak of the two peaks at the upcoming Presidential elections in Armenia.

According to him, it would only be possible to speak of the two main peaks, if one part of the voters would have intention to vote for Prime-minister Serge Sargsyan, the other part for the Former President Levon Ter-Petrossian. Reality is much different however. “According to data of sociological research, there is a big gap between these two candidates. This is why it is pointless to speak of the two peaks in the electorate’s moods.”

As Vazgen Manukyan has very rightly noted further, you could speak of two peaks/poles, if there was any substantial ideological difference between Serge Sargsyan and Levon Ter-Petrossian, however,   that difference isn’t there, according to the NDU leader.

Interesting thoughts, although quite debatable. This however, led me to a question – how many peaks, or poles are there at the upcoming presidential elections in Armenia anyway? And who do you trust in the end? Let me remind once again, that  according to the PP Chairman Tigran Karapetyan, he is the alternative pole, not Artur Baghdasaryan or Levon Ter-Petrossian. Perhaps we looking at a bunch of Napoleons here, without a single outstanding pole? :)))

Tigran Karapetyan Is The Alternative Candidate?

[Echannel | 2008-01-09]  Tigran Karapetyan is going to conduct his campaign based on several slogans: If you take electoral bribe, you become a hostage; If two sides struggle, the third one wins; One cannot live like this any more, etc. There are a lot of them, and, during the campaign, they are going to present Tigran Karapetyan, a presidential candidate from People’s Party, in the form of posters and videos.
“People’s Party has never distributed bribes,” Tigran Karapetyan has said today at a press conference. Hearing the objection that sometimes his charity events were being perceived as electoral bribe, he answered that he “did not expect votes” for them, and his desperation after the parliamentary elections that could be seen even on the air was resulted by the fact that his goals had not been fulfilled.
Karapetyan does not separate any of his candidates as main competitors but also notices that a lot of them are “located in the same field.” “For example, both Levon Ter-Petrossian and Arthur Baghdasaryan are based on the displeased segment of voters. I think there is nobody in the field I am in.” Karapetyan considers his nomination as an alternative candidacy, claiming he has been “nominated by the people.”

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