IN THE SPOTLIGHT
CSF monitored the Presidential Elections in Armenia
Armenian National Platform for Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum and Forum delegates from other countries closely monitored the Presidential Elections held on February 18, 2013 in Armenia.
The final report of the Armenian National Platform states that “despite progress with regard to certain components of electoral process during the recent years, it is hard to claim that the elections in Armenia have become an established democratic institution. The 2013 Presidential elections failed to meet democratic standards, as they were marred by lack of genuine competition, wide use of administrative resource throughout the campaign, numerous cases of violations during the voting and ballot count and other negative factors that lead to a low level of Armenian public’s trust toward the official election result.”
The full report can be found here.