YEREVAN. – The parliamentary election in Armenia was conducted much more peacefully, French Ambassador Jean-François Charpentier said at a press conference on Thursday. 

“Even the opposition did not protest against election results,” he added. 

Charpentier noted, however, that there were shortcomings, the observers had recorded them, and they were presented in the interim reports.

Expressing disappointment over the existence of vote-buying, the French diplomat said this is something negative for the one giving and the one taking the vote-bribe, alike.

“Such people don’t have a clear political position,” Jean-François Charpentier stated. “On the other hand, he who buys the vote does not respect the status of the future MP.”