International Media Neglecting Armenian Election?

With only six hours to go till the polling stations close in Armenia, the international media seem to be largely uninterested in the developments here, with very basic coverage of the elections only available from major international news agencies, as well as the BBC and Euronews. The elections are largely described as a transfer of power from outgoing leader Robert Kocharyan to his ally and prime minister Serzh Sarksyan. All international media reports point to…

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Photos: Armenia Elects New President

Photos: Onnik Krikorian / Oneworld Multimedia 2008 Armenia Election Monitor 2008 brings the first photos of the election day – “Finally the day has arrived”, writes Onnik Krikoryan with relief, “Whatever the outcome one thing is certain. In this round or a possible second, Armenia will elect a new president in a vote that international observers hope will represent a marked improvement over the last presidential election in 2003.” in English

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Armenia Votes Today!

2 million 328 thousand 320 voters are eligable to vote for the new president of the country, Athanatoi (Hrant)  writes in his blog,  reminding that 8000 police officers are on duty today to ensure security of the polls. The initial results of the Armenian presidential elections will be known by 6:00 AM on February 20th. “Ah yes, today is the day where corruption, blind nationalism, and fraud all come together in the form of Armenia’s Presidential Election!” Rhyne of Armenia blog…

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