ELECTIONS IN ARMENIA: SERZH SARGSYAN GETS 58% OF VOTES ACCORDING TO EXIT POLLS

Vestnik Kavkaza, Russia
Feb 18 2013

At 8.00 p.m. local time the presidential elections ended in Armenia.

The precincts have been closed throughout the country.

The President of Armenia is elected for a five-year term. A total of
1,988 precincts are registered throughout the country.

To note, about 2.5 million people have the right to vote. More than
half of the registered voters must take part for the elections to be
recognized valid. To win in the first round, a candidate must receive
a majority of the votes (50%+1). If not, a runoff will be held in
two weeks.

The exit polls suggest incumbent president Serzh Sargsyan got victory
in the first round of presidential elections.

Baltic Surveys/The Gallup Organization and Armenian Sociological
Association issued results of the exit poll conducted by the order
of Armnews television.

The exit poll revealed Serzh Sargsyan got 58%. The second is Raffi
Hovannisian with 32%. Hrant Bagratyan and Paruyr Hayrikyan have polled
3 percent each. Arman Melikyan, Andreas Ghukasyan and Vardan Sedrakyan
got 1 percent of votes each.

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