July 26
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President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian today received the delegation of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA) led by Vice-President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Margareta Cederfelt. The delegation is in Armenia to monitor the upcoming snap parliamentary elections.

As reported the press office of the President, Sarkissian highly appreciated the rapid response of the OSCE PA to monitor the snap parliamentary elections to be held on June 20.

Members of the election observation delegation presented the mandate of the mission and shared their views on the electoral process.

President Sarkissian emphasized that the election campaign has reached its peak and there is tension in the political atmosphere in the country, adding that the political parties and blocs running in the elections must demonstrative maximum responsibility, restraint and tolerance.

Attaching importance to solidarity and stability in the country, President Sarkissian viewed the calls for hatred and hostility, much less violence and threats as inadmissible and unacceptable.

The interlocutors stated that they anticipate fair, free and transparent elections.

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