ArmInfo. The "Armenia" bloc harshly criticized the activities of international observers at the RA elections.
Thus, the Bloc's statement notes that at a press conference on June 21, the international observation mission, presenting preliminary data from monitoring the electoral process, stated that the elections were generally held properly, although a number of significant issues remained.
The Bloc recalled that they do not recognize the election results and will appeal them to the Constitutional Court of Armenia, and will also make efforts to mobilize other election participants, both to challenge the election results and various episodes of the election campaign.
The "Armenia" bloc periodically expressed serious concern and presented to the international community the systemic violations committed by the ruling power during the election campaign. The bloc also presented convincing evidence to the OSCE / ODIHR mission and other foreign missions operating in Armenia.
Violations were associated with abuse of power, the spread of hatred, abuse in the criminal justice sector. The elections that have taken place contradict the principles of the 1990 Copenhagen Document, as well as other international obligations, "the Bloc said in a statement, while emphasizing that this information and statements were ignored by international observers.
The Bloc pointed to the obviousness that international observers failed to maintain the minimum requirements for impartiality.
"International observers should not be composters for the decisions of Pashinyan and his political team. The results of these elections, in fact, prove that public confidence in this electoral process has been undermined by serious controversies, which further emphasize the need for urgent changes. It is no wonder many voters are concerned about the legitimacy of the elections and the reliability of their results.
Public confidence in the electoral process is important in terms of participation in elections and acceptance of their results. This is very important, especially when elections are held in difficult conditions, such as the 2020 war in Nagorno-Karabakh, especially when there is such a high level of political polarization, "the bloc concluded.
To note, yesterday, international observers gave a positive assessment of the organization and conduct of electoral processes in Armenia, pointing out several minor violations, which, according to their assessment, did not affect the results of the elections.
Meanwhile, local observers, as well as the office of the RA Ombudsman, have repeatedly voiced the problem of sowing enmity and hatred in society, especially on the part of the current government.