Armenia opposition protests election

Feb. 24, 2013 at 12:07 PM
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YEREVAN, Armenia, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The leader of Armenia's main opposition party Sunday vowed to keep up with efforts to overturn the country's recent presidential election.

Raffi Hovhannisyan, the U.S.-born head of the Heritage Party, told a major protest rally in Yerevan Sunday he would hit the road to rally support for nullification of the vote that returned incumbent Serzh Sargsyan to office with 59 percent of the vote.

"Towns by towns, villages by villages ... we will return power to people," Hovhannisyan told the crow, which state television said numbered in the thousands.

Russia's RIA Novosti news agency said international observers concluded the election was legitimate although there was no genuine competition to Sargsyan.

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