YEREVAN, February 18. /ARKA/. Armenia’s Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan has already voted for the presidential candidate of his choice today, Novosti-Armenia agency reports.
Armenia’s presidential elections kicked off Monday at 1988 polling stations at 8 a.m. sharp.
Sargsyan entered the polling station with his wife and children. He said they had arrived there in a very good mood.
Sargsyan noted the vote is smooth.
“Everything that is being done is in our and law enforcement bodies’ limelight. All the necessary measures have been already undertaken to disperse all the doubts related to free and transparent elections,” he added.
PM also said there are some violations when different people are trying to erase the passport stamps, moreover, there are some signals that people are brought to polling stations by cars. All these issues are in the spotlight, however.
Earlier this day, the head of presidential candidate Raffi Hovannisian headquarter Hovsep Khurshudyan said the ink stamps in passports can be erased by wet wipes.
As to the coalition formation, Sargsyan said the ruling Republican party is always open for cooperation, and any format is possible.
“Let’s wait for the final results and decide then,” he said.
Seven candidates are running for the country’s president today: incumbent president Serzh Sargsyan, former prime minister and leader of Freedom party Hrant Bagratyan, former foreign minister and leader of Heritage party Raffi Hovannisian, well-known Soviet dissident and leader of Union for National Self-Determination party Paruyr Hayrikyan, former foreign minister of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Arman Melikyan, political scientist and head of Radio Hay Andrias Ghukasyan and specialist in epic studies Vardan Sedrakyan. –0