There are already seven contenders for the presidency in Armenia.
Pavlik Sarkisyan submitted his nomination for the upcoming presidential elections to be held on February 18, 2013, to the Central Electoral Commission of Armenia on December 29, the CEC reported to NEWS.am. Pavlik Sarkisyan is self-nominated.
The deadline for submitting nominations to the Central Electoral Commission is January 4, 2013. The registration of the nominated candidates will be held on January 4-14. So far, five candidates have submitted their documents to Armenian CEC: Non-party affiliate Mher Hayrapetyan, epos specialist Vardan Sedrakyan, National Self-Determination Union Chairman Paruyr Hayrikyan, incumbent President-and ruling Republican Party leader-Serzh Sargsyan, National Accord party Chairman Aram Harutyunyan and political analyst Andreas Ghukasyan.