YEREVAN. – The CIS and CSTO observers did not find any irregularities during voting in Sunday’s snap parliamentary elections in Armenia.
This collective opinion of these observers was expressed at Monday’s press conference by the head of this mission, Ilhom Nematov. He recalled that their long-term mission has been working in Armenia since May 31, and this mission consisted of experienced CIS diplomats and MPs.
According to Nematov, the Armenian legislation and its new Electoral Code have been studied, and the experts believe that both of them fully comply with international norms and principles and create conditions for free, transparent voting and the will of the voters. "The observers did not register any considerable irregularities that could have affected the election results. The voting was held at a highly organized level. The conclusion is that the snap elections were held in accordance with Armenia’s Constitution and Electoral Code. The elections were held on a multi-party basis, they were transparent," Nematov added in particular.
But member of this mission Kanybek Imanaliev, in turn, assured that there were shortcomings, and their relevant opinions will be submitted to the Central Electoral Commission of Armenia.
Ilhom Nematov, for his part, added that these shortcomings were not systemic and did not affect the election results. The other participants of the press conference share the opinion of their head of mission.