YEREVAN, February 22. /ARKA/. Ashot Giziryan, the governor of northwestern Armenian province of Shirak, bordering with Turkey, has asked prime minister Tigran Sargsyan to dismiss him, the press service of the government said.
According to preliminary data of the Central Election Commission (CEC), the incumbent president Serzh Sargsyan received 56,729 votes in the province, while opposition Heritage party leader Raffi Hovannisian, who finished second, was endorsed by 67,805 voters.
In Gyumri, the administrative center of the region, which is the second largest city of the country, Raffi Hovannisian received 69.5% of votes, while Serzh Sargsyan only 27%. -0-