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Armenia hopes for calm election, democratic outcome

05-06-2012 19:20 BJT

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Armenian voters headed to the polls on Sunday for a parliamentary election. It is hoped that the election will reinforce stability and be free of the fraud and violence that marred the country’s last national polls.

President Serzh Sarksyan’s Republican Party and Prosperous Armenia led by businessman Gagik Tsarukyan, are expected to remain the strongest parties in the coalition government.

Sarksyan promised a fair election that would signal a break from the past in a country hungry for stability following the effects of war in the 90s and the global financial crisis.

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan casts his ballot for a
parliamentary election in the Armenian capital Yerevan May 6,

A man holds his ballot paper at a polling station during a parliamentary election in
Yerevan May 6, 2012.



Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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