CIS IPA: Armenia proved ready for holding fair election

Armenia Materials 20 February 2008 14:33 (UTC +04:00)

(PanARMENIAN) - Armenia has secured all essential conditions for conduction of a fair election, head of the CIS IPA observation mission Alexander Torshin told a news conference today.

He said the 180-member mission launched activities on January 22, 2008.

"We have fixed some minor technical violations," he said.

"The CIS IPA mission has concluded that the Armenian voters were offered the possibility of free expression of will. The election proceeded in compliance with the RA Electoral Code," he said.

According to preliminary data, Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan won the February 19 presidential race with 52% of votes.