US DEPARTMENT OF STATE: THE ELECTION IN ARMENIA WAS A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
US Department of State Deputy Spokesman Tom Casey said that "we do
congratulate the Armenian people on their parliamentary elections
and share with the international observers who were present the view
that the election infrastructure has been greatly improved and that
this is a step in the right direction towards meeting international
standards". Tom Casey said this adressing a briefing in Washington DC,
"We do hope, however, that the Government of Armenia will aggressively
investigate allegations that are there of electoral wrongdoing and
prosecute people in accordance with Armenian law. So all and all, I
think this is an improvement over past elections; though certainly
if you look at what the observers said, it did not fully meet
international standards," US Department of State Deputy Spokesman said.
"There’s still some ways to go before you would have an election that
fully meets all the international standards," he noted.