YEREVAN. – A quote from the assessment of the Union of Informed Citizens, which conducted an observation mission in the local self-government elections of Artsakh [(Nagorno-Karabakh)]: “We have not recorded flagrant [electoral] fraud.” The Prime Minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan, noted this in a Facebook post.
“The fraud was not of a supervisory, but of ignorance nature,” he stressed. “All the recorded fraud, taken together, has not affected the outcome of the elections.
“We can clearly record that the voters have had all the legal means and opportunities to exercise the right to vote.
“During the [ballot] counting no attempt to rigging the results was recorded in any of the [election] precincts we monitored.”
Local government elections were conducted in Artsakh on September 8.