ArmInfo. For Armenia, ODIHR / OSCE comments on the electoral processes are important, and work is continuing to address the shortcomings. Vice-Speaker of Armenian Parliament Eduard Sharmazanov said at a press conference in Yerevan on July 12, referring to OSCE / ODIHR final report on the parliamentary elections in Armenia.
According to Vice-Speaker, the estimates of ODIHR/OSCE on the parliamentary elections held in Armenia is weighed, where the attempts of the country's authorities to conduct reforms in the country are positively estimated. "The report makes it clear that the elections were well organized, and the fundamental rights and freedoms were respected. This is very important, we do not say that the elections were perfect, we have something to work on, even in a country like US elections are not perfect. But it is important that there is a positive dynamics in this direction, "Sharmazanov said.
At the same time, he stressed that Central electoral commission should act within the framework of the legislation, which defines National Assembly of Armenia, and its positions has not changed in that direction and is stable republican.
To note, on July 10, OSCE office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights published a final report on the April 2 parliamentary elections in Armenia. The report says that, in general, the basic freedoms were respected during the elections, and candidates were able to conduct an unrestricted election campaign, there was general distrust of the public for the electoral process, it was recommended that the authorities and political parties take measures to prevent bribery and any form of pressure on citizens to They participated in the election campaign or voted for one or another candidate, the recent implementation of legal reforms is also welcomed, and we recommend that we take into account the gaps and biases In the legislation, including with regard to campaigning, the rules for financing election campaigns and legal provisions and the deadlines for filing complaints and appeals. In order to ensure uniform implementation of the law, the report recommends that the Central Electoral Commission clarify legal provisions through binding decisions and provide additional recommendations to lower-level commissions.