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The Venice Commission recorded that a special situation has been created in Armenia and under such conditions, if the country's political forces agree to change the Electoral Code, the Venice Commission will not hinder the country's sustainable development, the press service of the Armenian government reported.

Acting First Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia, Ararat Mirzoyan presented to the Venice Commission the process of the RA Electoral Code Reform and the proposed major changes to the Code.

The Acting First Deputy Prime Minister also shared information on the political developments in Armenia and informed the Commission about the resignation of the Prime Minister. Mr. Mirzoyan specifically noted that the early parliamentary elections are aimed at summing up the democratic peaceful revolution in the country to overcome the existing political, institutional and constitutional crisis by forming a truly representative parliament as the current National Assembly, elected only a year ago , does not represent the political will and preference of the Armenian people.

As a result of the discussion, the Venice Commission reaffirmed the stabilization of the electoral code and the recommendations on holding the Electoral Code at least one year before the elections but noted that a special situation was created in Armenia and, in such circumstances, the Venice Commission will not hinder the country's sustainable development process.

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