Publication: Monitor Volume: 4 Issue: 50

(To be continued in Monday’s issue). Among the eleven candidates challenging Acting President Robert Kocharian, three are capable to directly and substantially influence the election’s final outcome. Karen Demirchian, 66, is a no-party candidate who runs with the support of a small Socialist party. Vazgen Manukian, 52, is the candidate of his National-Democratic Union. Parvir Hayrikian, 49, is the candidate of the Self-Determination Union, of which he is the leader. An in-depth treatment of these candidates will appear in Monday’s Monitor. Late-breaking news in the Baltic region prevents publication today.