The Central Electoral Commission convened an extraordinary sitting today to ratify the preliminary results of the presidential elections of February 18. According to early results, 60.18% of the total number of voters participated in the elections.
Incumbent President Serzh Sargsyan nominated by the Republican Party of Armenia received 861,378 votes or 58.64%. Leader of the Heritage Party Raffi Hovhannisyan comes second with 36.75% of the votes, followed by Hrant Bagratyan (2.15%) and Paruyr Hayrikyan (1.23%). Andrias Ghukasyan and Vardan Sedrakyan received 0.57% and 0.42% respectively; 0.24% of the voters cast their ballot in favor of Arman Melikyan.
CEC Chairman Tigran Mukuchyan assessed the process of the elections as normal.