As of March 14, the Attorney General of Armenia had received 252 reports of electoral violations during the presidential campaign in Armenia as well as on Election Day, Armenia Today said.
Of 252 reports received, explanations were given for 13 reports, the decision to open criminal cases was made concerning 13 other reports, a decision on the refusal to prosecute was made on 223 reports, none of which was appealed. Three others are under consideration.
By order of the Prosecutor General of Armenia, a working group was created on January 14, 2013 to increase efficiency of the prosecution's control over the discussion of reports of electoral violations and ensure uniformity of practice.
Presidential elections were held in Armenia on Feb.18. Incumbent President Serzh Sargsyan won the presidential elections taking 58.64 per cent of the vote. The First Foreign Minister of Armenia Raffi Hovannisian ranked second winning 36.75 per cent, while former Prime Minister Hrant Bagratyan ranked third after receiving 2.15 per cent.