Armenian opposition demands recount
The Armenian National Congress (ANC) presented a request for a recount of votes at several polling stations and asked that the results be declared invalid at some of them, ANC lawyer Armen Khachatryan told Panorama.am. The election in question was the Yerevan Council of Elders election that took place on May 5th.
According to him, he cannot specify which polling stations are being referred to at the moment, and a statement will be made after the recount and inquiry.
Council of Elders elections were held on May 5 at 464 polling stations in 12 administrative districts of the Armenian capital. Seven parties participated in the elections. The list of voters included 816,475 people. According to the data released by CEC, the turnout was 437,021 people, or 53.53 percent of the total number of voters.
According to the preliminary election results released by CEC on May 6, the Republican Party won with 55.89 percent (235,512 votes). The second place was taken by 'Prosperous Armenia' (97,189 votes or 23.07 percent). The 'Hello, Yerevan' alliance also made the electoral threshold gaining 8.48 percent of votes. They are followed by the 'Armenian National Congress' (18,499 or 4.39 percent), the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Dashnaksutyun (15,999 or 3.8 percent), 'Orinats Erkir' ('Rule of Law' - 15,733 or 3.73 percent and 'Arakeltyun' ('The Mission' - 2692 or 0.64 percent).