The Situation of the Right to Free Elections in Armenia
There are serious systemic problems in Armenia in the area of the exercise and protection of the right to free and fair elections, which allow the ruling party and the incumbent president to ensure the desired results and remain in power. The Constitutional Referendum in 2015 and the Parliamentary Election in 2017 are the best manifestations of this statement.
These systemic problems include abuse of the administrative resources, problems of equal access to resources, and absence of effecti...
96 complaints submitted to the administrative court by the Citizen Observer Initiative
June 28, 2017
The Citizen Observer Initiative (COI) has submitted 96 complaints to the RA Administrative Court, appealing the decisions of the Territorial Electoral Commissions and the Central Electoral Commission on electoral violations registered by observers during the 2017 Parliamentary Elections. The complaints are related to numerous violations of objective and subjective electoral right registered by citizen observers acting on behalf of the organizati...