YEREVAN, March 4. /ARKA/. Raffi Hovannisian, a leader of oppositional Heritage party of Armenia, intends to appeal Monday against the presidential election results at the Constitutional Court, the candidate’s headquarter reported on Sunday.
Presidential elections were held in Armenia on February 18.
“On March 4, at 17:30, Raffi Hovannisian’s representatives will submit an appeal to the Constitutional Court requesting for the real election results and victory of the Armenian peoples on February 18. The appeal also claims to recognize as invalid the false results published by the Central Electoral Commission on February 25,” the source said.
On the same day, at 18:00 the spokesman for Hovannisian’s headquarter as well as the candidate’s legal advisers will give a press conference under the open sky in front of the Constitutional Court.
According to the final results of the elections, Armenia’s incumbent president Serzh Sargsyan won re-election Monday with 861,378 votes or 58.64%. Raffi Hovannisian, Heritage party leader, stayed behind with 36.74% of vote. However, Hovannisian didn’t recognize the results and declared on “Barevolution” (revolution of greetings). Since February 20, Hovannisian’s supporters have been organizing rallies and protests in Yerevan and provinces of the country. -0-