Marat Terterov: Armenia’s long term security will be better served by strengthening economic security, rather than defining national security on the basis of the Tsarist Russian catch-cry “armiya i flot”
Candidates for president Raffi Hovannisian, Hrant Bagratyan and Paruyr Hayrikyan have disseminated a joint statement, in which they demanded from Armenian authorities to publish the list of the citizens of Armenia being outside the country for the last 6 years and having no opportunity to vote. They think that availability this list will help to rule out cases of mass ballot-stuffing.
"All the candidates for president including the incumbent president of Armenia should take an obligation to refrain from using an administrative resource, involvement of physicians, teachers, policemen, army and security forces in the electoral processes, as well as from daunting of voters", - the statement says. The candidates also added that any fraud will be watched like an anti-Constitutional action.