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YEREVAN, February 19 (Itar-Tass) – Incumbent Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan has won in the presidential elections in Armenia, the republican Central Elections Commission said on Tuesday after counting the votes from all 1,988 polling stations in the country. As many as 58.64% of voters cast their votes for the republican leader, who is running for the second five-year presidential term, Chairman of the Armenian Central Elections Commission Tigran Mukuchyan said.
According to the preliminary election results, first foreign minister of independent Armenia and former US citizen Raffi Hovannisian, who heads the opposition parliamentary party Heritage, came second with 36.75% of votes.
Former Armenian prime minister in 1993-1996 and incumbent parliamentary deputy and leader of the non-influential opposition party Freedom Grant Bagratyan has taken the third place with 2.15% of votes.