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21 Feb, 2008 12:14

Armenia opposition wants new election

An estimated 25,000 people have gathered in Armenia’s capital Yerevan to protest against the results of Tuesday's presidential vote. The opposition is demanding a new presidential election.

The Election Commission declared Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisyan the winner with 53 per cent of the vote.

However, opposition candidate and former president Levon Ter-Petsosyan says the election was rigged.

International observers say the elections were on the whole free and fair. The European Commission has commended Armenia on how the election was held.