Times of Oman
Price in RO
24ct / gm
22ct / gm
Forex Rates vs R01
Back to Homepage
Armenian president re-elected, opposition cries foul
February 19, 2013 , 1 : 07 pm GST
SAVE THIS ARTICLE
Armenia's current President Serzh Sarksyan (R) and his wife Rita leave a polling station after voting during the presidential election in Yerevan, February 18, 2013.Photo - Reuters
: Armenian President Serzh Sarksyan has won a new five-year term, the Central Electoral Commission said on Tuesday.
Police said after polls closed on Monday that they had received 70 reports of voting violations, including bribery at polling stations, and that they had opened two criminal investigations.
The president, 58, has vowed to sustain economic recovery in his landlocked South Caucasus country and said before the vote he would ensure stability and security after years of war and upheaval though he outlined no big policy changes.
Preliminary results released by the Central Electoral Commission showed Sarksyan had won 58.6 percent of the votes cast. His closest rival, U.S.-born Raffi Hovannisian, who served previously as foreign minister, was on nearly 37 percent of votes.
The preliminary results followed an exit poll immediately after voting ended in the former Soviet republic which had put Sarksyan on 58 percent of the votes.
The opposition Heritage Party said that some ballots cast for opposition parties had been thrown out, although there was no indication whether it would challenge the vote, which passed without any major violence.
Rate this Article
Rates : 0, Average : 0
Post a Comment
Did you like this section? Leave a comment!
Your Name :
Your Email Address :
Your Comment :
Enter Image Text:
No Comments Posted
Latest in this section
39 Indians missing in Iraq safe, says Sushma
Five civilians among 12 killed in Ania encounter
Police arrest 118 in global ticket fraud crackdown
British prime minister vows tough curbs on welfare for EU migrants
One dead, over 20 missing after boat sinks off Bangladesh
TOP RATED ARTICLES
Quizaholics Anonymous win Times of Oman Open Quiz Contest
Royal Opera House Muscat celebrates Oman's 44th National Day
Times News Service
New GCC contracts ‘blessing’ for maids
HSBC to refund customers in Oman, four other Middle East countries for excessive fees
Iconic Lebanese singer and actress Sabah dies at 87
More in News
Sri Lanka restores blood-soaked railway to Tamil heartland
Bucharest 'khans' reborn after decades of neglect
More than just a moustache - Adolf Hitler vs Charlie Chaplin
Urban gardens greening Berlin rooftops, airfield
Tips for writing a good article
More in Features
China’s new economic and geopolitical clout
Disunity and leadership vacuum in Islamic world
Politics behind the election of UN Secretary-General
Nuclear conflict remains an overbearing threat
Empowering people for inclusive growth
More in Columns
Copyright © 2012 Muscat Press & Publishing House SAOC. All rights reserved. Times of Oman is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.
For reprint rights contact:
TOO Online Editorial