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Over 100 CIS observers to monitor parliamentary elections in Armenia

17:14, 19.04.2012 Region: World News, Armenia, Russia Theme: Politics

YEREVAN. – The CIS mission group of observers continues to get familiarized with the parliamentary election campaign process in Armenia.

The CIS experts examine the Election Code and its correspondence with the “Convention on Standards for Democratic Elections and Electoral Rights and Freedoms in CIS Member States,” signed by Armenia, CIS observers informed Armenian News-NEWS.am. Long-term experts also hold meetings with heads of headquarters of the political parties.

The CIS mission group formation continues. The Central Electoral Commission has received applications of 103 observers for the accreditation.

Eight political parties and one block have presented their nominations – Republican Party of Armenian, Prosperous Armenia Party, Orinats Yerkir, opposition Armenian National Congress, opposition Heritage Party, ARF Dashnaktsutyun, the Communist Party of Armenia, Democratic Party of Armenia and United Armenians Party.

For entering the National Assembly, parties must poll over 5% of votes, while blocks - over 7%.

The election campaign will be held till May 5 - the day prior to elections when campaigning is banned. The parliamentary elections will be held from 8 am to 8 pm on May 6, 2012.

Armenia News - NEWS.am

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