YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan/Hayots Ashkhar)–The Central Electoral Commission reported prompt receipt of required official documen’s from all twelve presidential candidates. The following submitted official documen’s:
Sergey Badalian (Communist Party of Armenia)
Vazgen Manoukian (National-Democratic Union)
Karen Demirchian (non-partisan)
Robert Kocharian (non-partisan)
Artashes Geghamian (National Unity)
Aram Sargssian (Democratic Party of Armenia)
Baruyr Hairikian (Self-Determination Union)
Ashot Bleyan (True Path Party)
David Shahnazarian (non-partisan)
Hrant Khachatrian (Constitutional Right Union)
Vigen Khachatrian (Democratic Party of Armenia)
Yuri Mkrtchian (non-partisan)
According to a CEC resolution–each candidate will be offered 90 minutes of free air time between March 7-15. President of National TV–Hamlet Gasparian–said the candidates may use this time for any purpose–even for advertising.
He said that the state-owned media will do its best to provide equal opportunities to all candidates.
Up to 180 minutes of paid air time will also be offered to the candidates.