01 February 2013

ARMENIA : Presidential Candidate Hayrikan Survives Assassination Attempt.

     Paruyr Hayrikan...1 of 8 candidates for Armenia's presidency...was wounded Thursday during an apparent assassination attempt...near his Yerevan home.
    He had a bullet removed from his shoulder.
    A former Soviet dissident...Hayrikan, 63...heads the Union for National Self-Determination.
   Though he was a long shot candidate...his shooting injury could be used to delay the election for 2 weeks.