YEREVAN. – A meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Monitoring Committee was convened in Paris, during which noteworthy references were made to the recent snap parliamentary election in the Republic of Armenia (RA) and to possible post-election developments, 168 Zham (Hour) newspaper reported.
“In particular, inspired by [Acting PM Nikol Pashinyan-led] My Step Alliance’s victory [in the election], the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Armenia made an attempt to propose to the PACE MPs to remove Armenia—as a country—from being under monitoring, and to move [it] among the post-monitoring countries, [but] which caused a strong [opposing] reaction (…). Thus, the RA MFA has not reached its objective.
“The PACE MPs who also were in the [Armenia election] observation mission said that though, yes, the elections have received positive assessments, overall, there also were ‘dark’ sides of the elections,” 168 Zham wrote.