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Former candidate for president of Armenia Andrias Ghoukassyan will stop hunger strike after OSCE/ODIHR publishes report on presidential election in Armenia on February 19.
Ghoukassyan told media that the political fight will not end with his hunger strike and a new stage will start. Ghoukassyan hopes that the given observation mission considers the election fake.
Commenting on the voting outcome, Ghoukassyan said that the victory of the incumbent president Serzh Sargsyan does not reflect the public opinion as most of voters voted under pressure of the incumbent president's representatives. The candidate said he does not recognize the election result and is sure the election would run normal course without participation of Sargsyan.
By preliminary data from all the 1988 polling stations, the situation is as follows:
1. Incumbent president, Leader of the Republican Party of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan - 58,64% (861160 votes)
2. Leader of Heritage Party Raffi Hovannisian - 36,75% (539672)
3. Former Prime Minister Hrant Bagratyan - 2,15%
4. Leader of the Union for National Self-Determination Party Paruyr Hayrikyan - 1,23%
5. Political expert Andrias Ghoukassyan - 0,57%
6. Expert in epic Vardan Sedrakyan - 0,42%
7. Former FM of NKR Arman Melikyan - 0,24%
The turnout was 68.18% or 1 521 407 voters by preliminary data of the CEC.