ArmInfo.The electoral code of Armenia, which has repeatedly undergone serious changes, fully meets all international democratic norms. This was stated by the head of the CIS observer mission, deputy chairman of the executive committee of the CIS executive secretary, Ilkhom Nematov, who arrived in Armenia on June 16.
The head of the mission noted that from the moment of its approval - in 2015, significant changes were made in the IC of Armenia 9 times in the direction of improving the document. As a result, according to him, the RA EC provides voters with a free, open expression of their will. Nematov reminded that long-term observers of the CIS observer mission arrived in Armenia on May 31. On June 1, having received an accreditation certificate, as full-fledged international observers, they began work on observing the early parliamentary elections in Armenia. Long-term observers monitored preparations for the elections.
In addition to long-term observers, the mission will also include short-term observers who will represent the member states of the commonwealth, as well as integration associations created in the CIS space, such as the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Russia-Belarus Union. They will arrive in Armenia on the eve of the elections - June 18-19. Most of them will be in Yerevan, the rest - in the regions, where, among other things, they will take part in the opening of polling stations and further monitor the voting process. "A coordinating council will be created to give an objective assessment with the participation of all observers. All of them have extensive experience in observing both parliamentary and presidential elections," the head of the mission said.
Currently, Nematov refrained from assessing the electoral process, but referring to his colleagues said that everything is going well.
Earlier, the head of the CIS observation mission headquarters, Yevgeny Kozyak, said that it is assumed that in total our mission will include about 70 observers. "We will monitor the elections on election day not only in the capital, but also in the regions of the Republic. And at the end of the voting day, the next day we will hold our press conference, at which the head of the mission, together with representatives of those observer groups that are part of the composition of our mission, will announce the theses and conclusions to which our mission will come as a result of the observation, "- he said.