Open and transparent: CIS observers assess Armenia’s Constitutional referendum





The voting in the referendum on Constitutional amendments was open and transparent, head of the CIS observation mission Yevgeny Sloboda said, as he presented the preliminary assessment of the referendum held in Armenia Sunday. The observation mission will present the final assessment after the Central Electoral Commission releases the final results of the vote.

“The mission considers that the referendum provided the citizens with an opportunity to express their will,” Sloboda said. He added that the observers noticed no violations either before or during the voting.

“The CIS observers visited 508 polling stations on voting day in all provinces except Syunik. They participated in the opening of the polls, the voting process and the vote counting. Our observers registered an open and free voting,” he said.

Seventy-eight members of the CIS observation mission followed the Constitutional referendum on December 6.

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