YEREVAN, February 20. /ARKA/. Catholicos of All Armenians Garegin the Second visited president Serzh Sargsyan and congratulated him on re-election Tuesday, the presidential press service reported.
“The victory you won in the presidential elections proves that our people see the prospects for the progress and development of Armenia, trusts the programs and reforms you are implementing, appreciates your efforts, your devotion, your contribution and the way you worked in serving the homeland”, Garegin the Second says in his message.
The Catholicos expressed wish that the second term of the president is a development stage enabling the Armenian people meeting the challenges they face.
According to the ballot count results from all 1,988 polling stations Armenia’s incumbent president Sezrh Sargsyan gained 861,378 votes or 58.64% and won the re-election Monday. Raffi Hovannisian polled 539,674 votes or 36.74%, Hrant Bagratyan - 31,643 votes or 2.15%, Paruyr Hayrikyan - 18,093 votes or 1.23%, Andrias Ghukasyan - 8,328 votes or 0.57%, Arman Melikyan - 3,520 votes or 0.24% andVardan Sedrakyan – 6,203 votes or 0.42%. -0-