The presidential election was held in Armenia at the weekend. Unsurprisingly, President Sargsyan was easily re-elected. Here are the figures:
- Serzh Sargsyan (Republican party) – 58.6%
- Raffi K. Hovannisian (Heritage party) – 36.8%
- Hrant Bagratyan (Freedom party) – 2.2%
- Paruyr Hayrikyan (Union for National Self-Determination) – 1.2%
No other candidate won more than 1% of the vote. Turnout was 60.1%.
The OSCE’s statement of preliminary findings, which is available here, stated that the election “was generally well-administered and was characterized by a respect for fundamental freedoms.” However, there was “a lack of impartiality of the public administration, misuse of administrative resources, and cases of pressure on voters …”.