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 February 14, 2003 

Decision 2003: What matters most to voters?

Decision 2003: What matters most to voters?


Editors note: For the past month Yerevan journalists, including the staff of ArmeniaNow have been preparing a newspaper supplement aimed at helping voters make an informed decision in the February 19 Presidential election.

The 60,000 copy special edition was prepared and financed by Irex/ProMedia, a media-strengthening program under the auspices of the United States Agency for International Development.

The eight-page election supplement was offered free of charge to newspapers and other media throughout Armenia.

This week's ArmeniaNow will focus entirely on next Wednesday's election, using some of the main stories from the ProMedia project, and highlighting the most prevalent voter concerns.

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Decision 2003: An improved economy still has a long way to go

 

Decision 2003: An improved economy still has a long way to go


Businessman Vardges Amirjanyan wants the next President to give him a job.

"Let them create working places, so that people don't leave their family and children and go to seek luck in strange lands," says Amirjanyan, 35, who had gone to Moscow to find work. "I am choking with nostalgia, but I have no other way out."

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Decision 2003: Voters want answers on judicial problems

 

Decision 2003: Voters want answers on judicial problems


After social conditions and unemployment, potential voters in a ProMedia survey named problems with the judicial system as being among their top concerns. Protection by the law, administered through its courts, is a right many citizens say they are not sure of but would like to be.

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Decision 2003: Condition of education system troubles many voters

 

Decision 2003: Condition of education system troubles many voters


About 530,000 pupils attend classes throughout Armenia. Unlike Soviet times, when education was compulsory, today about 14,000 children do not attend school due to social and economic hardship.

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Decision 2003: Votes count, even from a distance

 

Decision 2003: Votes count, even from a distance


"What elections are you talking about when I am the only member of our family staying in Armenia," says Nina, a Goris pensioner who like many relatives of the dispersed, doesn't know when her children and grandchildren will return.

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Voter questions, candidate answers

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Who will help the pensioners?

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Who will stop the corruption?

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  Photo of the week: Tamper resistant?
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Tamper resistant?

Journalists flocked to Zvartnots Airport Tuesday to greet the arrival of plastic boxes, heralded by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe as Armenia's first step toward "transparent" elections. The 2,000 boxes - at a cost of about $4 each - were financed by the US, Swiss, German and Norwegian governments. Newspaperman Tigran Liloyan gave one ballot bucket a test run.

 




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