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Raffi Hovannisian does not recognize defeat

2013-02-20 14:13

Main rival of the incumbent president of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan refuses to recognize his victory, the BBC reports.


Raffi Hovannisian, who has scored according to preliminary data 36.75% of the vote, has already proposed Sargsyan to admit defeat, stating that is the elected president of Armenia.

Recall, current President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan has won the presidential election in the country.

According to the Central Election Commission, Sargsyan won 58,64% of votes, while Raffi Hovannisian scored 36.75%.

However, the main rival of Sargsyan, the leader of the opposition party "Heritage" and the first in the history of modern Armenia Foreign Minister Raffi Hovannisian and his supporters refused to recognize the victory of Sargsyan.

Meanwhile, the Observer Mission of the International Expert Center for Electoral Systems (ICES) considers the election in Armenia legitimate and democratic.

"Presidential election in Armenia was legitimate, democratic and in line with international standards", said the President of the International expert Center for Electoral Systems Alexander Zinker.


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