Armenia's current President Serzh Sarksyan (R) and his wife Rita leave a polling station after voting during the presidential election in Yerevan, February 18, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili
Armenian president secures re-election: exit poll
Posted : Monday, 18 February 2013 11:23AM
YEREVAN (Reuters) - Armenian President Serzh Sarksyan was on course to secure a new five-year term with about 58 percent of the votes cast in a presidential election on Monday, an exit poll showed.
The exit poll by the Baltic Surveys/The Gallup Organization, reported by Armenian television after voting ended, put Sarksyan's nearest rival, U.S.-born Raffi Hovannisian, on 32 percent.
(Reporting By Hasmik Mkrtchyan, Writing by Thomas Grove, Editing by Timothy Heritage)
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