Is improvement of electoral system evident?
05:09 pm | September 04, 2009 | Official
Serzh Sargsyan today received a delegation of the Electoral
Authorities of Europe, currently in Yerevan for the 18th annual
conference of the organization.
Serzh Sargsyan welcomed members of the delegation, noting that the
conduct of the event in Yerevan is a good occasion for discussion of
issues of the electoral field and exchange of positive electoral
"The long, but necessary way towards democracy has brought us to a
level of development of the electoral system, which enables us to hold
free and fair elections. This does not mean, however, that we have an
ideal electoral system. There are a lot of problems here, and the
electoral system needs to be improved," Serzh Sargsyan said, attaching
great importance to the cooperation with international organizations.
Among the problems President Sargsyan pointed out the lack of
electoral culture peculiar to post-Soviet countries.
Representatives of the Electoral Authorities of Europe noted that the
improvement of the electoral system of Armenia is evident and
expressed willingness to continue supporting the process of further
development of democracy and the electoral system.