Over 200 members of election commissions did not come to polling stations in Armenia

Armenia Materials 6 May 2012 11:25 (UTC +04:00)

Two hundred and eighteen members of election commissions did not come to the polling stations on Sunday, the day of parliamentary elections in Armenia, the chairman of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of the Republic, Tigran Mukuchyan, said.

"The chairmen of election commissions in the established order had new appointments, all election commissions are staffed," RIA Novosti quoted Mukuchyan as saying.

"At 08.00 local time, all the 1,982 polling station of the 41st constituency were ready to receive voters," Mukuchyan added.

Republic-wide parliamentary elections are held in Armenia. According to the data released by police earlier, some 2.5 million Armenians were registered as eligible to vote in the parliamentary elections.

Some 647 international observers monitor the parliamentary elections, including from the OSCE / ODIHR, PACE, CIS Interparliamentary Assembly, CIS observation mission, the International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES), International expert Center for Electoral Systems (ICES), the European Parliament, the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, international organization SILBA, representatives of the embassies and foreign CECs accredited in Armenia.

Armenian CEC has also registered an unprecedented number of local observers - more than 31,000, representing 53 non-governmental organizations.
Some 9,000 policemen are providing security.

Armenian CEC on the basis of the results obtained from the county commissions, will sum up the preliminary results of elections not later than 24 hours after the vote, and announced them in a live broadcast of the Public Television and Radio of Armenia.

The final decision on the election results will be made on the seventh day after the vote.