Armenian Prosecutor General's Office reveals violations at polling stations (UPDATE)
Baku, Azerbaijan, April 2
18:00 (GMT+4) The working group under the Armenian Prosecutor General's Office reviewed new appeals on electoral violations as of 15:00 (UTC/GMT+4) on April 2.
The majority of reports referred to various technical malfunctions in the course of the elections, panarmenian.net website reported.
Obvious violations were detected in 131 reports, with the latter delegated to the relevant departments of police and investigative committee, where the materials will be readied in accordance to Armenia’s Criminal Code to start a probe.
Out of 131 reports, 48 dealt with casting a ballot in stead of another voter, 26 dealt with the voting secrecy violation, 11 – preventing the citizens’ right to free expression of the electoral will, 8 – buying of votes, 15 – hindering the word of the media representatives, trustees and the commission.
14:22 (GMT+4) The working group under the Armenian Prosecutor General's Office reviewed new appeals on electoral violations as of 10:00 (UTC/GMT+4) on April 2.
According to the message, 6 cases were connected with a repeat vote, 3 cases - violations of the secret ballot, 3 cases - hampering the right of citizens to freely express the suffrage.
10:59 (GMT+4) The working group, which is set up by the order of the Prosecutor General of Armenia, has considered reports of electoral fraud.
57 reports contained elements of apparent electoral fraud, Office of the Prosecutor General informed Armenian News website.
They were forwarded to Police of Armenia, to clarify the circumstances specified in these reports.
A total 46 of these 57 reports referred to apparent buying of votes, and 11—preventing the free exercise of suffrage.