A candidate in Armenia's presidential elections, Paruyr Hayrikyan, shot and wounded in an assassination attempt, feels good and is determined to continue the race. The question remains: Will the elections be delayed? As the candidate told PanARMENIAN.Net, he’ll either apply to the Constitutional Court with a request to delay the elections for 2 weeks, or try and collect his strength to continue with the campaign. “The poll day of February 18 is important to me for many reasons,” he said.
On October 1, parliamentary elections will take place in Georgia; the vote will determine the country’s future for the coming years, since Georgia transfers from presidential to parliamentary republic in 2013. Johnny Melikyan, expert on Georgian affairs shares his views on the upcoming vote with PanARMENIAN.Net, speaking about the favourites of the forthcoming elections, their attitude to Armenia and the Armenian community in Georgia, as well the prospects of Russian-Georgian ties.