Deputy Prime Minister: International organizations, including OSCE, should be ashamed of their assessment of elections in Armenia
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 22 / Trend, I. Izzet /
International organizations, including the OSCE, that stated that elections in Armenia were held in accordance with international standards, should be ashamed. This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of the State Committee for Refugees and IDPs Ali Hasanov at an event at the Turkish Embassy in Azerbaijan, commemorating the Khojaly genocide, held on Friday.
"They have been deceiving us for 20 years. What kind of statement is this: "Nothing happened! The elections went well"? "Is that really true?" Hasanov said.
The Committee Chairman reminded that according to the CEC of Armenia, there are allegedly 2.5 million voters in the country.
"Throughout the world, the number of people entitled to vote constitutes 50-54 per cent of the total population. In that case, Armenia has 2.5 million voters? OSCE is busy making good-sounding statements. The U.S. State Department has also supported the statement," Hasanov said.
Presidential elections were held in Armenia on Feb.18. Incumbent President Serzh Sargsyan won the presidential elections with 58.64 per cent of the vote. The First Foreign Minister of Armenia Raffi Hovannisian ranked second winning 36.75 per cent, while former Prime Minister Hrant Bagratyan ranked third after receiving 2.15 per cent of the vote.