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The results of the presidential election in Armenia do not reflect the people's will, presidential candidate Andreas Ghukasyan told journalists on Tuesday.
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%.
Ghukasyan said that the OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Mission's statement on the presidential election is another step to keep Armenia away from European and democratic values. "The international observers' assessment demonstrates that they support the ruling criminal and oligarchic regime in the country and are ready to give the European taxpayers' funds to the corrupted Government of Armenia", he said.
Ghukasyan said that the incident that took place during the press conference of the OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Mission was logical, as this structure's assessment does not satisfy the public and the people should protest against it. "If we care for our country, we should fight for its freedom", he said.
To note, Ghukasyan has already stopped his hunger strike. He went home and is going to join the protesters in front of the Central Electoral Commission. To remind, civil activists howled down the press-conference of international observers from OSCE/ODIHR, PACE and CE and demanded that they should leave Armenia, as by their "loyal" assessment of the presidential election they support the efforts of the authorities to rig the election.