Opposition in Armenian Presidential Elections Limited

Kasia Remshardt explores the landscape of the forthcoming Armenian presidential elections.

Government House in Yerevan, Armenia. Come 18 February, there is unlikely to be a new incumbent | photo by Rita Willaert via flickr.com

On 18 February 2013 Armenia will hold presidential elections, however there is little reason to believe that it will produce a genuine political battle between the candidates or shake up the disillusioned Armenian public. Instead, current office-holder Serzh Azati Sargsyan is likely to win a new mandate thanks to his overwhelming administrative resources, a feature he shares with many of his regional counterparts.

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