Protest actions start in Armenia
Protest actions started in front of the Central Election Commission of Armenia in Yerevan. The protesters claim to stop voting fraud, RBC reported.
As it was reported, protesters announced that the protests will continue to uncertain period. They declared that the action will proceed until their requirements are fulfilled.
So far, Central Election Committee has processed bulletins from 1,445 out of 1,988 polling stations. According to preliminary calculations, the votes were as follows: incumbent President Serzh Sargsyan scored 58.96 percent (615,271 votes), "Heritage" party leader - Raffi Hovanisyan ranks second - 36.37 percent (379,556 votes), former Prime Minister Hrant Bagratyan - 2.21 percent (23,027 votes), Paruyr Ayrikyan - 1.23 percent. The other candidates scored less than 1 percent of votes.
The elections were observed by 6,251 representatives from 26 local social organizations and 632 observers from 12 international organizations, including OSCE ODIHR, CIS mission, the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe, the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly, International Expert Center for Electoral Systems (ICES) and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES).
According to the Armenian legislation, preliminary results of the elections will be known on Feb.19 no later than 20:00, and the final results will be announced in seven days after the elections.
Seven candidates run for presidency in Armenia.