Assassins overnight Thursday shot and wounded an Armenian presidential candidate running in the country's February 18th election. Paruyr Hayrikyan's was shot in the shoulder and his life is not in danger, but Reuters reports that the attempt could threaten the country's stability and thus its energy investment prospects. It may also alter the dynamics of a race that until now had seemed like a sure win for the country's incumbent President Serzh Sarksyan.
Instability Risks After Assassins Wound Armenian Presidential Candidate
UPDATED 7:30 AM EST, February 1, 2013