Voting has ended in Armenia's presidential election and an exit poll shows Serzh Sarksyan has been re-elected for a second term with 58 percent of the vote.
The election had been criticised for not offering a real choice, after major parties withdrew citing lack of trust in the poll.
But Sarksyan’s nearest rival, Raffi Hovanessian, appears to have done better than expected. The exit poll gives him 32 percent.
Al Jazeera's Charlie Angela reports from the Armenian capital, Yerevan.