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Former candidate for president of Armenia Andreas Ghoukassyan applied to the Constitutional Court of Armenia on March 5 for declaring the presidential election of Feb 18 invalid.
Ghoukassyan decided to apply to the Constitutional Court after Serzh Sargsyan's letter to the famous rock musician Serj Tankian. In his letter Serzh Sargsyan particularly wrote that he organized elections in Armenia, "which is a crime and it contradicts Article 34 of the Election Code of Armenia on the goals of organization and conduct of elections, on formation of the three-level system of election commissions," Ghoukassyan said. He said that if Sargsyan organized
the election, it could not but affect its result.
Earlier on March 4 Raffi Hovannisian, who took the second place in the presidential race, also demanded the Constitutional Court to recognize invalid the presidential election.
By data of the CEC, the winner is incumbent President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan with 58.64% of the votes or 861,373 votes, followed by the leader of Heritage Party Raffi Hovhannisian - 36.75% or 539,693, former Prime Minister of Armenia, the leader of Liberty Party Hrant Bagratyan - 2.15% or 31,643, the deader of National Self-Determination Union Paruyr Hayrikyan - 1.23% or 18,096, political scientist Andreas Ghukasyan - 0.57% or 8,329, folklorist Vardan Sedrakyan - 0.42% or 6,210 and former Foreign Minister of Nagorno-Karabakh Arman Melikyan - 0.24% or 3,520.