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The election results were not a surprise

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 15:00
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On February 20th the press conference of political expert Aleksandr Iskandaryan, Director of  "Caucasus" institute, , was held in Media Center. He talked about the results of presidential elections and possible post-election developments. 

The election results were not a surprise for the political expert, since Serzh Sargsyan re-elected, winning in first stage. The votes casted for Raffi Hovhannisyan were slightly more than predicted, but according to Iskandaryan the total number of votes the candidate received form displeased electorate. "They voted for Raffi not because of sympathy, but because they were against the government," told the political expert. According to political expert, the campaign was more interesting than expected, the main reason of it was the assassination attempt against Paruyr Hayrikyan. Raffi Hovhanniyian's campaign was successful because the current administration created necessary conditions for it,  Serzh Sargsyan did not want to win getting 90 percent of the votes," added Iskandaryan. The rallies organized by Raffi Hovhannisyan are unlikely to be sustainable and grow into a mass protest actions. In regard to the activities of civil groups, Iskandaryan assured that it will continue, but bearing  local nature.

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