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Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisyan has won February 19 presidential elections,
Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisyan has won February 19 presidential elections, the country's central election commission announced on Wednesday.

With 100% of the vote counted, Sarkisyan was declared the winner with 52.86% (863,000 votes). His nearest rivals, Armenia's first president Levon-Ter-Petrosyan and ex-parliamentary speaker Artur Bagdasaryan received 21.5% (351,300 votes) and 11.6% (272,300 votes), respectively.

Vaan Ovannisyan, a deputy parliamentary speaker and a member of the Dashnaktsutyun party's bureau, garnered 6.1% (100,900 votes). Five other candidates failed to clear the 1% hurdle.

A total of 1.67 million people took part in the country's elections, with voter turnout of 69.2%. The polls were monitored by 14,000 observers from 39 local and six international organizations.

The final protocol was signed by six of the seven members of the election commission.


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