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Armenian Opposition Holds Fourth Day of Protests


Around 35,000 people gathered Saturday in the Armenian capital, Yerevan, in the fourth day of protests against alleged election fraud in the recent presidential election.

Demonstrators are calling on authorities to annul the results of the February 19th election.

Official results gave Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisyan nearly 53 percent of the vote, with just over 21 percent for former President Levon Ter-Petrosian.

The U.S. State Department has called on Armenia to conduct a comprehensive and transparent recount of some of the votes.

Spokesman Tom Casey issued a statement that said international monitors had found that the election results were mostly in line with standards for democratic elections. But he noted that those monitors identified significant problems with electoral procedures.

Some information for this reports provided by AFP and Reuters.

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