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YEREVAN.- Washington welcomes deepening of democracy in Armenia, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in Yerevan on Monday.

Clinton emphasized she had already met with local human rights advocates. In the context, Secretary of State stressed she is pleased with positive assessments of the parliamentary elections noted by the European observers. According to their assessments, all the candidates had opportunities for equal competition.

The U.S. official said there were some shortcomings but she hopes Armenia, jointly with OSCE, will continue way to democratic reforms. She also expressed hope that Armenia will continue to improve and will achieve “elections without cases of bribery ”.

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