OSCE Head in Yerevan: Prerequisites for Presidential election much b

Head of OSCE Office in Yerevan: There are prerequisites for holding
presidential election in Armenia much better than parliamentary ones

Friday, December 28, 14:10

There are certain prerequisites for holding the upcoming presidential
election in Armenia at much higher level than the May parliamentary
elections, Head of the OSCE Office in Yerevan is Ambassador Andrey
Sorokin, told ArmInfo.

“After the parliamentary elections OSCE/ODIHR observers made
recommendations for further improvement of the election process. If I
am not mistaken, there were 26 recommendations, with 18 have already
been fulfilled,” Sorokin said.

The given circumstance shows that the country’s leadership assigns
high priority to transparency of the presidential election and
cooperates with the international organizations interested in
improvement of the election process, he said.

“So, I hope that the upcoming presidential election will be open and
will become continuation of the reforms launched. OSCE Yerevan Office
actively cooperates also with the Police, and I’d like to say that it
is ready to various extraordinary situations that may emerge during
the elections. We actively work with Mass Media, organize various
training courses, and pay high attention to Ombudsman’s activity aimed
at protection of voters’ rights,” Ambassador Sorokin said.

To recall, the presidential election in Armenia is scheduled for Feb 18 2013.