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Sarkisian Officially Declared Election Winner

February 25, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

President Serzh Sarkisian was formally declared the winner of Armenia’s February 18 presidential election on Monday amid continuing opposition protests against the official vote results.

The Central Election Commission (CEC) approved and released the final results that show Sarkisian winning 58.6 percent of the vote. His main challenger, Raffi Hovannisian, finished second with 36.8 percent, followed by another opposition candidate, Hrant Bagratian (2.2 percent), according to the CEC.

The figures are practically identical with the CEC’s preliminary vote tally released on February 19. Hovannisian rejected it as fraudulent, saying that he is the rightful winner of the election. He also launched a nationwide campaign of anti-government rallies to demand a rerun of the vote.

Armenian News

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