ELECTORAL FRAUDS DEPRIVED ARMENIA FROM $2BN IN EU AID, ANC REP. SAYS

PanARMENIAN.Net
June 29, 2012 - 17:05 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net - Electoral frauds at May 6 parliamentary polls
discouraged the EU from organizing a donor conference for Armenia,
which could bring the country $2 bn in donations, Armenian National
Congress (ANC) opposition bloc coordinator, MP Levon Zurabyan said.

As he told a news conference in Yerevan, OSCE observer mission report
qualified parliamentary elections in Armenia as running counter to
the obligations the country assumed.

Also, he noted, EU vice-president and high representative for foreign
affairs and security policy Catherine Ashton linked the results of
polls with Karabakh issue.

"The authorities faked poll results at the expense of Nagorno
Karabakh and Armenia's development programs, and they'll have to bear
responsibility for it," the stressed.

Zurabyan further dismissed the idea that the postponement of donor
conference in Armenia might be linked to eurozone crisis.