President leads in Armenian poll

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The Armenian President Levon Ter-Petrosyan's supporters and his main challenger both claimed victory in a presidential election marred by allegations of fraud. The Central Election Commission said the president was leading with 56 per cent of the votes after more than half the ballot papers were counted. His main rival in a field of four, the former prime minister Vazgen Manukyan, had 37 per cent.

Reuter - Yerevan