On April 18, Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan participated in the session of the Council of the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly in Saint Petersburg.
As reported the news service of the National Assembly, among other items on the agenda, the Council, according to the procedure, considered and took notice of the conclusion of the observation mission of the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly that had observed the snap parliamentary elections that took place in the Republic of Armenia on 9 December 2018.
The conclusion of the observation mission stated that, according to the observers, the Central Electoral Commission and the public administration bodies of the Republic of Armenia responsible for organizing the elections had done a significant amount of work in a relatively short period. The participation of 11 political parties and alliances of political parties ensured competitiveness during the elections. Mass media outlets provided the public with information about political parties and their political platforms, protected the rights of international observers and provided the latter with necessary support.
“Thus, the snap elections of the National Assembly that took place in the Republic of Armenia on 9 December 2018 were held in compliance with the national law on elections and the norms of international law and ensured free expression of will of the citizens of Armenia,” the conclusion reads.
By another decision, the Council confirmed the election of Chair of the Standing Committee on Territorial Administration, Local Self-Governance, Agriculture and Nature Protection of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia Varazdat Karapetyan to the position of Chair of the Committee on Economic Affairs of the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly.