ArmInfo. Artsakh Human Rights Defender Artak Beglaryan received a delegation led by the coordinator of the Union of Informed Citizens NGO Daniel Ioannisyan. According to the press service of the NKR Ombudsman's office, at the meeting Ioannisyan presented a general assessment of the observation mission of the Union of Informed Citizens for elections to local self- government bodies and recorded omissions.
He emphasized that the elections were generally in line with international standards, and the recorded violations were mainly of a local, technical and unintentional nature, which did not affect the election results.
Ioannisyan stressed that one of the problems is the lack of human and material resources, inadequate training of some persons included in the electoral processes, and the absence of certain additional voting confidentiality conditions, expressing readiness to assist in resolving the identified problems and improving the electoral system.
The Ombudsman highly assessed the role of the monitoring mission of the "Union of Informed Citizens'' NGO in professional evaluation of democratic processes in Artsakh and consistent improvement of the mechanisms for the implementation of electoral rights.
Beglaryan emphasized that an electoral system has been formed in Artsakh, and now there is a problem of ensuring the next stage of its development.
He also added that, within the framework of his authority, he will contribute to the elimination of the problems and their causes fixed during the elections, noting that all the not indifferent and professional organizations and individuals should contribute to this matter.
To note, on September 8 elections were held in 228 communities of Artsakh. A little over 67 thousand people or 65.6% took part in the elections. No serious violations were recorded during the election. The Artsakh police received a total of 18 reports of violations, all of which are under investigation.