ArmInfo.As part of the monitoring of snap elections to the Armenian parliament, observers from the CIS Inter-Parliamentary Assembly, headed by the group coordinator, Coordinator of the monitoring group from the CIS Inter-parliamentary Assembly in early elections to the parliament of the Republic of Armenia, Chairperson of the Standing Commission on Industry, Fuel-Energy Complex, Transport and Communication of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus Igor Komarovsky and Secretary General of the IPA CIS Council Dmitry Kobitsky held a meeting with head of the Observation Mission of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE / ODIHR) Eoghan Murphy. This was reported by the press service of the IPA CIS.
Igor Komarovsky shared with his European colleagues his impressions of long-term and short-term monitoring in the Republic of Armenia. In particular, he spoke about the meetings held yesterday with representatives of parties claiming a seat in parliament, the leadership of the parliament and the Central Election Commission of the republic, and also explained how monitoring is organized at polling stations on election day.
Eoghan Murphy informed the CIS representatives about the composition and work of the mission of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights. The long-term observation mission of the ODIHR includes 35 international experts from nine OSCE participating States. In addition, the ODIHR recruited an additional 250 experts from OSCE participating States to observe elections on Election Day.
Immediately on June 20, the ODIHR mission is observing together with a delegation from the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly.
The source also said that the meetings of the IPA CIS observer group with the leadership of the monitoring missions of other international organizations within the framework of election observation are traditionally held during the observation period. They allow the exchange of views on the progress of monitoring and its intermediate results, as well as compare the applied methodology.