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Armenia: Candidates Registered For Presidential Election

Prague, 23 August 1996 (RFE/RL) -- Armenia's Central Election Commission yesterday registered all major candidates for the country's presidential election on September 22.

The field of seven candidates includes:

Incumbent President Levon Ter-Petrossian, who is officially an independent candidate but has been endorsed by the ruling Hanrapetutune parliamentary group.

Vasgen Manukian, a former dissident and National Democratic Union leader.

Paruir Hairikian, a former dissident and Soviet political prisoner.

Sergey Badalian, first secretary of the Armenian Communist Party.