Analyst Eghiazar Ayntapci wrote an article concerning the situation in Armenia after the presidential elections:
“After the presidential elections Armenian political life will have a lot of changes, no matter who will be elected. Moreover, the changes in the field will be more important than the results of the presidential elections. So the 2013 Armenian presidential elections will have turning point for the country for the very same reason which was appointed above (changes in political field). There will be serious changing processes at least in 3 political parties; Republicans, PAP and ANC.
Now it is obvious that after the presidential elections ANC will have nothing. If currently they somehow played a role, after the elections they will have no role in the Armenian political life.
PAP has to face the same problem. After the elections PAP will face a huge question, “to be or not to be?”
If Kocharyan heads the PAP, it will survive, if not, Serzh Sargsyan will just destroy the PAP. Sargsyan needs to do it in order to avoid internal conflicts in his own party. ”