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As of 9 am Feb 20, the Armenian Police considered 22 statements on violations during presidential election. The press service of the Police reports that 11 statements concern violations at the polling stations in Yerevan and 11 - in the regions.
In particular, 1 statement came from Lori region and concerned bribery, 7 statements came from Ararat region and concerned mostly pressure exerted on the voters and multiple voting. 1 statement came from Tavush region and it said that the voter list contained a dead man's name. 2 more statements came from Kotayk region and concerned bribery.
As regards the violations in Yerevan, the matter concerns bribery, quarrels and intimidation of voters.
To note, according to the preliminary results of the election, the incumbent President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan obtained 58.64% (861,160 votes), the leader of Heritage Party Raffi Hovannisian - 36.75% (539,672), Hrant Bagratyan - 2.15%, Paruyr Hayrikyan - 1.23%, Andreas Ghukasyan - 0.57%, Vardan Sedrakyan - 0.42%, Arman Melikyan - 0.24%. The voter turnout was 1,518,407 or 60.05% of the total number of voters of the republic.