2013-02-18 22:25:46

Armenians cite poverty, unemployment concerns amid presidential election

In Armenia, voters went to the polls today to elect the next president. Incumbent Serzh Sargsyan faced a number of challengers, but the campaign has been marked by controversy. One candidate was shot and wounded last month, another has been on a hunger strike. And some candidates say they won’t even vote in today’s poll. The campaign has led to apathy by many voters who do not see the elections as a way to change social and economic conditions. FSRN’s MJ del Valle spoke to some of them and files this report.