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 Thursday, June 17 2021 11:40
Marianna Mkrtchyan

IPA CIS observers start short-term monitoring of parliamentary  elections in Armenia

IPA CIS observers start short-term monitoring of parliamentary  elections in Armenia

ArmInfo. International observers from the Interparliamentary Assembly of Member Nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States (IPA CIS) at the early  elections to the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia,  scheduled for June 20, 2021, are starting short-term monitoring.

According to the press service of the IPA CIS, on June 19, the  observers will take part in the solemn ceremony of laying wreaths and  flowers at the Mother Armenia monument (10:00am, Victory Park).

On the same day, a number of meetings will take place in the National  Assembly of the Republic of Armenia: the monitoring group of the IPA  CIS will hold negotiations with the leadership of the parliament  (12:00pm), as well as with representatives of the headquarters of  political parties and electoral blocs that have nominated their  candidates for the upcoming elections. Conversations with the  leadership of the headquarters of the parties "Prosperous Armenia"  (11:00), "Civil Contract" (11:30) and "Bright Armenia" (12:30pm) are  scheduled.

A meeting of observers with the Chairman of the Central Election  Commission of the Republic of Armenia Tigran Mukuchyan (3:00 pm, CEC  building) is scheduled for June 19, during which an exchange of views  on the course of the current election campaign is expected. In the  afternoon, meetings with representatives of the parties will  continue: the monitoring group will visit the headquarters of the  Armenia bloc (4:00 pm, Northern Avenue, 10, headquarters office), and  then will hold meetings with representatives of the headquarters of  the I Have the Honor and the Our Home is Armenia (Kilikia conference  hall of the Radisson Blu Hotel, 5:00pm and 6:00pm, respectively).

On June 20, observers will attend the opening of polling stations in  Yerevan, after which they will continue monitoring voting in various  cities and regions of the republic along individual routes.

At 4:00pm a meeting with the leadership of the observer mission from  the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights will  take place, during which the observers will exchange with their  European colleagues their impressions of the long-term and short-term  monitoring in the Republic of Armenia.

On June 21, the members of the group will take part in the final  press conference of the CIS Observer Mission (11:00am, "Ani Plaza"  hotel), where they will sum up the results of the monitoring.  To  remind, a group of international observers from the IPA CIS, at the  invitation of Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of  Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan, is monitoring the early parliamentary  elections in the Republic of Armenia. It includes MPs and  representatives of the highest legislative bodies of power from seven  member states of the IPA CIS: the Republic of Belarus, the Republic  of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Moldova, the  Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of  Uzbekistan, as well as employees of the Secretariat of the IPA CIS  Council and experts of the International Institute for Monitoring  Democracy Development, Parliamentarianism and Suffrage Protection of  Citizens of IPA CIS Member Nations.

Igor Komarovsky, Chairperson of the Standing Commission of the House  of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of  Belarus on Industry, Fuel-Energy Complex, Transport and  Communication, was appointed as the coordinator of the group.  Additional information: + 7-921-895-84- 30, [email protected], Pavel  Pashnov, Head of Information and Publishing Department,  Interparliamentary Assembly of the CIS.


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