Presidential candidate Raffi Hovanessian casts his ballot in Yerevan, Armenia, Monday, Feb. 18, 2013. The American-born Hovanessian, who was post-Soviet Armenia's first foreign minister

 

              Presidential candidate Raffi Hovanessian casts his ballot in Yerevan, Armenia, Monday, Feb. 18, 2013. The American-born Hovanessian, who was post-Soviet Armenia
Presidential candidate Raffi Hovanessian casts his ballot in Yerevan, Armenia, Monday, Feb. 18, 2013. The American-born Hovanessian, who was post-Soviet Armenia's first foreign minister, also contends that billions of dollars have disappeared from the state budget because of corruption under Sarkisian, and emphasizes the large number or Armenians leaving the country of 3 million to pursue better opportunities; the outward flow is estimated last year to have been about 3.3 people per 1,000 of the population. (AP Photo/PanARMENIAN, Hrant Khachatryan)