CONGRESS MISSION SAYS SHORTCOMINGS HAD ORGANIZATIONAL COLORING

Panorama.am
15:49 01/06/2009

The representatives of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities
of the Council of Europe say they assess the Yerevan City Council
elections in line with the European standards, advanced and well
improved compared with the local self-governing bodies elections
of 2008.

The Congress Mission of 15 observers managed to visit 200-230 polling
stations yesterday; they participated in the calculation processes
and concluded: "The Congress Mission greets and expresses content
that Armenia contributed to the establishment of democratic rules in
the country."

The observers say there have been some shortcomings which had
organizational notion, they can have certain influence on the
elections but they can not have any impact on the legitimacy of the
elections. Those shortcomings will be recorded in their final report
which should be published in autumn.