During the parliamentary elections in Armenia, over 300 observers from OSCE visited 1200 polling stations
( Mediamax ) - Head of the OSCE/ODIHR Observation Mission Boris Frlec stated in Yerevan that during the parliamentary elections in Armenia on May 12, over 300 observers of the organization visited 1200 polling stations from the total number of 1923.
Mediamax reports that answering the questions of the journalists, Boris Frlec expressed disagreement to the statement that the report of the observers from OSCE on the results of the elections is of more auspicious nature as compared to the intermediate reports. He urged to get familiar to the preliminary conclusion of the mission, spread today, and to make sure that all the pointed out shortcomings were reflected in it.
Answering the question of a journalist on whether the observers consider the elections, which took place in Armenia, "free and fair", the OSCE Special Coordinator for elections in Armenia, the Vice-President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Tone Tingsgaard stated that "we are not authorized to use such wording".
"In our report we noted that the parliamentary elections demonstrated improvement as compared to the previous elections and on the whole were held in accordance with the international commitments of Armenia", the Special Coordinator of OSCE stated.