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Sarkisian=?UTF-8?B?4oCZ?=s Party Says Yerevan Election Win Legitimate

The ruling Republican Party of Armenia (HHK) insisted on Monday that it has received a popular mandate to govern Yerevan for another four years amid allegations of vote rigging made by the country’s main established opposition forces.

Preliminary full results of Sunday’s municipal elections released by the Central Election Commission (CEC) in the morning confirmed the HHK’s landslide victory, giving it almost 56 percent of the vote and 42 seats in Yerevan’s 65-member municipal council. The comfortable majority will enable the party to reappoint Taron Markarian, the city’s incumbent Republican mayor.

Eduard Sharmazanov, the HHK spokesman, said the ruling party expected the victory. “All we can do now is to ensure that the Yerevan municipality led by Taron Markarian performs better in order to live up to the expectations of city residents,” he told RFE/RL’s Armenian service (Azatutyun.am).

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