Armenians elect a President February 19, their
choices for leadership will range from the incumbent
with five years at the post, to a pensioner.
Ten candidates are running, each with the belief
that he is the best man to run the country. Some
are veterans of Soviet and independent Armenia
politics; others appeared in the political arena
only a few months before the election campaign.
Most base their campaign platforms on improving
social-economic conditions, a peaceful resolution
of the Nagorno-Karabagh conflict, strengthening
ties with Diaspora and economic development of
Following are sketches of each man's credentials