Armenia elections meet democratic norms, CIS Executive Secretary says

Executive Secretary of the Commonwealth of Independent States has said  Armenia’s parliamentary elections were held in accordance with democratic norms and without violations.

Armenia’s parliamentary elections were held in accordance with democratic norms and without violations, Executive Secretary of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Sergei Lebedev told on Monday.

“The April 2 elections to the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia were held in accordance with the constitution, the electoral code and universally recognized democratic norms of holding elections,” Lebedev said.

Four political forces have passed the threshold to enter the Armenian legislature, with data frost polling stations processed, led by the ruling Republican Party with nearly 50 percent of the votes.

“We concluded that the elections were multiparty and competitive, free, transparent and open,” Lebedev, who leads the CIS observer mission, said.

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