OSCE satisfied with parliamentary election held in Armenia

OSCE satisfied with parliamentary election held in Armenia

Parliamentary elections held in Armenia this weekend respected fundamental freedoms and were characterized by genuine competition, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) said in a statement.

"The general absence of electoral malfeasance, including of vote-buying and pressure on voters, allowed for genuine competition," Reuters cited the statement as saying.

Armenia’s acting prime minister Nikol Pashinyan emerged from the election with his authority bolstered after his political bloc won 70.43% of the vote. The Prosperous Armenia party, led by Gagik Tsarukyan and the Armenian Renaissance party, led by Edmon Marukyan, have also entered the parliament, scoring 8.27% and 6.37% of the vote respectively.

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