Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 18 /Trend/
Presidential election launched in Armenia, Armenpress reported.
1988 polling stations of 41 electoral districts are open by 08:00. The total number of the voters included in the voters' register of the Republic of Armenia is 2.505.980 by February 17.
There are seven contenders running for president in the Republic of Armenia. Their names are introduced in the alphabetical order in the ballots: Hrant Bagratyan, Paruyr Hayrikyan, Raffi Hovhannisian, Andrias Ghukasyan, Arman Melikyan, Serzh Sargsyan, Vardan Sedrakyan.
Chairman of the Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Armenia Tigran Mukuchyan stated that the commission will continue its activity via solely transparent procedures, as it used to do during the parliamentary elections. "Our informational centre will start functioning from morning in the Central Electoral Commission, where a number of briefings have been scheduled to be held with the representatives of various departments and governmental bodies. They will introduce their activity aimed at the organization of electoral procedure", - he said.
The votes will be over at 20:00. Final results of the presidential elections will be summed up on February 25, 2013. A session dedicated to the results of the electronic votes is due to be held in the Central Electoral Commission at 22:00.
Local and international NGO's will follow the course of the presidential elections. 632 observers of 12 international organizations and 6251 observers of 26 local organizations will conduct observation mission.
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