‘Vote-buying did not justify itself’: Khosrov Harutyunyan

‘Vote-buying did not justify itself’: Khosrov Harutyunyan

Pursuant to MP, a member of ruling Republican party  Khosrov Harutyunyan’s estimation, it was the first time in the history of the newly independent Republic of Armenia that the results of the elections were not disputable regardless that some liked them and the others did not.

“The results are accepted also by the political forces not succeeding to receive the sufficient number of votes, this is a serious achievement. Accordingly, political forces succeeded in inputting such political mechanisms of the Electoral Code that essentially excluded the violations in polling stations”, told Mr. Harutyunyan.

According to him one of the particularities of the parliamentary elections was that the thesis was shaped in public consciousness signifying that the political forces should compete with their pre-election projects and they started to pay attention to what is written in the pre-election projects and to what extent it is realizable.

Mr. Harutyunyan stated that within these elections the public was also interested in not only how the political forces would fulfill their promises but what team will they fulfill them with: “Who will be the head of the government, the minister of finances, etc., that is – these were questions that started to become important at a phase of pre-election campaigns.” Referring to the vote-buying, Mr. Harutyunyan said that this question is important, as if “Whether the vote-buying had an exceptional impact on the orientation of the electors, to say it did not have any, will assuredly be exaggerated, but one thing is apparent, that in manifold cases this tool did not justify itself…not accidentally the European observers announced that the elections were considered to be the real manifestation of the people’s expression of will regardless of the evident facts of vote-buying.”



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