Elections.

Response of the OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Mission in 2018 compared to 2017

Tuesday December 11th, 2018

On December 10, the OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Mission (EOM) published its preliminary conclusions regarding the elections held on December 9, 2018.  The OSCE/ODIHR remarks significantly differ from those provided last…

International response to “elections” in Donbass

Tuesday November 13th, 2018

On Sunday, parliamentary and local elections were held in the eastern part of Ukraine, in self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Lugansk, that were condemned by the international community. According to…

Issues Related To Combatting Election Fraud And Short-Term Solutions

Saturday August 25th, 2018

The monitoring conducted during the elections of the National Assembly and Yerevan City Council in 2017 revealed several issues related to maintaining legality during the elections, which created favourable conditions…

Confusion over Yerevan City Council election dates and their calculation

Thursday July 19th, 2018

As it is known, Mayor of Yerevan Taron Margaryan filed a resignation request on July 9, 2018. On July 12, the Yerevan City Council approved the resignation and appointed the…

Why should the Electoral Code be amended? (video)

Tuesday June 19th, 2018

On April 2 2017, parliamentary elections were held in Armenia, as a result of which the Republican Party of Armenia formed the parliamentary majority. No ballot stuffing or other mass…

A Serious Blow to the Image of Nagorno Karabakh

Thursday July 20th, 2017

Today Nagorno Karabakh’s parliament reelected Bako Sahakyan as president of the country for the so-called constitutional transition period. The period will last 3 years, after which there will be national…

“Independent Observer”. RA Parliamentary Elections April 2, 2017 Final Report

Wednesday July 19th, 2017

At its presentation held in Yerevan on June 13, 2017, the ‘Independent Observer’ Public Alliance presented the working version of the report prepared as a result of observing the RA…

70 Thousand Voters voted with some interference

Friday May 26th, 2017

One of the most essential concerns recorded by “Independent Observer” Public Alliance during the Apil 2, 2017 Parliamentary Elections in Armenia was violations of secrecy of voting. To Assess this,…

The New Electoral Code and Coverage of Parliamentary Elections

Friday April 28th, 2017

The 2017 parliamentary elections acted as a test for all the sections of the new Electoral Code, including the legislative regulations related to coverage of the elections by the mass…

Elections were non-free and accompanied by widespread control over voters

Friday April 7th, 2017

The civil society in the Republic of Armenia constantly highlighted a number of problems regarding the electoral processes and the failure to solve such problems gives grounds to doubt the…

Special Report on Jrarat incidents

Wednesday March 15th, 2017

Yerevan, 15.03.2017 On March 12, 2017, the ‘Ohanyan-Raffi-Oskanyan’ (‘ORO’) Alliance, and later the Police and the Investigative Committee as well made a statement about an incident after ‘ORO’ Alliance election…

New Voting System in Parliamentary Elections

Thursday March 9th, 2017

Due to the constitutional amendments in 2015, there will be no more presidential elections in Armenia, and the National Assembly will become the most important structure in the country. Parliamentary…

Press Release of “Independent Observer” Public Alliance

Monday February 13th, 2017

On February 12, 2017, the “Independent Observer” Public Alliance with 15 observers monitored the elections of the Council of Elders in Semyonovka village of Gegharkunik marz (region) during which the…

Ministry of Emergency Situations Employees as Election Specialists in Polling Stations

Tuesday January 24th, 2017

According to Armenia’s Electoral Code, the Central Election Commission has recently established the scope of professional knowledge and working skills that a voter registration technical equipment service technician should have…

It Is Allowed to Enter the Polling Station after 8 p.m.

Wednesday August 10th, 2016

As it is known, during elections journalists, observers and proxies often have problems related to entering the polling station after 8 p.m. Though, in fact, neither the old nor the…

Statement

Thursday June 16th, 2016

We, the representatives of the civil society organizations, having participated in 4+4+4 format discussions, record that the Electoral Code of Armenia, adopted in May 2016, is a significant setback compared…

Statement on the Draft Electoral Code

Saturday June 4th, 2016

The Draft Electoral Code of the Republic of Armenia was adopted by the National Assembly of Armenia in its third reading on May 25, 2016. Unfortunately, neither the proposals submitted…

Eight Suggestions on the RA Draft Electoral Code

Friday May 13th, 2016

“Union of Informed Citizens” NGO has sent a number of suggestions related to the RA Draft Electoral Code to the RA Government and to the National Assembly Committee on State…

The Venice Commission and OSCE/ODIHR Suggestions Concerning the RA Draft Electoral Code

Wednesday May 11th, 2016

The Venice Commission of the Council of Europe has published a preliminary joint opinion of the Commission and OSCE/ODIHR on the RA Draft Electoral Code. The main part of the…

Electronic Voting Systems Do Not Reduce the Human Factor

Tuesday May 10th, 2016

As it is known, the RA Government proposes to introduce an electronic system of voter registration in the polling stations according to the Draft Electoral Code to be adopted in…



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