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Ex-candidate for president of Armenia Andrias Ghoukassyan, who received 0.57% of votes in the Feb 18 presidential election and is disputing the election result in the Constitutional Court, has declared that he appealed to the Court to restore the public confidence in election processes.
"We dispute the election result not for own purpose, but to restore the public confidence in election processes," Ghoukasyan said in the Constitutional Court.
Ghoukassyan said that his demand to nullify the election result is based on three facts: "In particular, the number of ballots at 414 polling stations did not coincide with the number of voters' signatures. In another 576 polling stations the turnout was too high to be real. In addition, Serzh Sargsyan received 80%-100% of votes at those polling stations," Ghoukassyan said. "How these figures are registered has been known since the Soviet time," he said.
He recalled also the known letter of Serzh Sargsyan to an American-Armenian rock singer Serje Tankian wherein the president said that he "organized the elections."
Ghoukassyan said that Sargsyan as president must be well aware that it is election commissions that organize elections.
In this light, he urged the Constitutional Court to invite Serzh Sargsyan to the court as a witness for the incumbent president to explain what he meant by saying that he 'organized election.'