18 Oct 2021 10:00 30 years ago

Levon Ter-Petrosian officially elected Armenian president

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YEREVAN. Oct 18 (Interfax) – The Armenian Central Elections Commission (CEC) has announced the final results of the presidential election that took place on October 16.

Levon Ter-Petrosian, 46, who previously was Armenian Supreme Court chairman, was officially elected Armenian president, CEC head Robert Amiryan said on national TV. Gagik Arutyunyan became Armenian vice-president.

According to the final data, the voter turnout was 70%. Ter-Petrosian got support from 83% of those who cast their ballots. Next came National Self-Determination movement leader Paruyar Airikyan with slightly more than 7% of votes. The actor Sos Sarkisyan came third with just over 4%.