Electoral district commission in Yerevan's Nork community refused to review vote tallies after considering the ten applications filed by Styopa Safaryan and Havsep Ghazaryan, representatives of presidential candidate Raffi Hovannisian. The commission accounted its decision for the lack of adequate grounds in the applications.
"The commission could not simply disobey the order of their superiors," Styopa Safaryan told A1+.
Instead, the commission decided to open the voting slips at polling stations 2/3, 2/5 and 2/18 which were half open.
At Precinct 2/5, three of the 53 invalid ballots were considered valid in favour of candidate Raffi Hovannisian, who garnered 344 votes at the precinct. Another ballot was added to the votes of Serzh Sargsyan who polled 348 votes.
Suren Martirosyan, Chairman of the election commission regularly started a quarrel with the presentees, threatening to sue them if they found any error or violation at his precinct or brought charges against him.
To curb the uncontrolled behaviour of the commission chair, Gurgen Khachatryan, Chairman of the Electoral district commission invited police officers to establish order at the precinct.