Raffi Hovannisian’s campaign office reports mass violations in Armenian presidential vote

Raffi Hovannisian’s campaign office reports mass violations in Armenian presidential vote
# 18 February 2013 16:57 (UTC +04:00)

Baku – APA. Mass violations have occurred during voting in Armenia's presidential election, a spokesman for one of the candidates claimed on Monday, APA reports quoting RIA Novosti.

“Starting from 8:00 a.m., we have been receiving reports from polling stations across Armenia of violations, in particular, of ballot stuffing, control of the voting process,” election candidate Raffi Hovhannisyan's press secretary Hovsep Khurshudyan told reporters.

Polling started at 8:00 a.m. and is scheduled to end at 8:00 p.m. on Monday. Seven candidates are standing for the presidency, which according to opinion polls is likely to be won by incumbent leader Serzh Sargsyan.

“There are also reports of disappearing stamps in citizens’ passports,” Khurshudyan added, while showing journalists that the stamp indicating a person has voted can easily be removed with a wet napkin.

Khurshudyan said Hovhannisyan’s campaign headquarters has reported all the violations it registered to the relevant law enforcement agencies, whose officials assured him the information would be dealt with according to the law.

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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED