facebook
twitter
search
search

Sargsyan wins 2nd term as Armenian leader

Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:12 AM

YEREVAN, Armenia, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Serzh Sargsyan won a second term as Armenia's president, taking 58 percent of the vote, the country's Central Election Commission said Tuesday.

Official results from all polling stations indicated Sargsyan received 861,167 votes (58.64 percent) with former Foreign Minister Raffi Hovhannisyan, with 539,672 votes (36.75 percent), RIA Novosti reported. There were five other candidates on the ballot.

Voter turnout was slightly more than 60 percent with about 1.5 million people casting ballots, RIA Novosti said.

The election gave Sargsyan, 58, a second five-year term.

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, which monitored the election, hasn't commented on alleged violations reported during the campaign or at polling stations.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Ted Cruz campaign pulls ad featuring softcore porn actress
Report: Clinton Foundation subpoenaed by State Dept. watchdog over charity projects
Ruby Rose, Gigi Hadid react to Kanye West's lyric about Taylor Swift
Kristen Wiig impersonates Peyton Manning on 'The Tonight Show'
NYC police officer found guilty of manslaughter in Brooklyn stairway shooting