Marat Terterov: Armenia’s long term security will be better served by strengthening economic security, rather than defining national security on the basis of the Tsarist Russian catch-cry “armiya i flot”
Transparency International Anti-Corruption Center and four more NGOs have conducted a survey and have found out that the problems questioning the legitimacy of elections in Armenia come from the country's electoral code.
For this purpose, in Nov 2012 they submitted to the parliament a package of amendments, but the parliamentary majority did not give it due regard. "The ruling party is not interested in improving the code, which is proved by its failure to fulfill the recommendations of the OSCE/IDIHR and to reluctance to consider proposals by the opposition," the NGO say.
According to the press release sent to ArmInfo, the organizations suggest publishing the voter lists at the polling stations and in the internet alongside with the lists of those who are no longer registered in the place of their residence. They also suggest publishing the lists of the voters who have been registered in a new place, as well as ensuring the availability of the lists signed by the voters for the observers, mass media and election agents.
The organizations say that the specified measures need no special efforts, but require political will to restore the confidence in the electoral processes in Armenia.