Armenia – Presidential election

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 …”.

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