EU to work closely with all Armenian institutions, including newly elected Parliament and government
June 23, 2021

EU to work closely with all Armenian institutions, including newly elected Parliament and government

The European Union is committed to supporting a stable, democratic and prosperous future of Armenia, according to a statement on the early parliamentary elections, which took place on 20 June.

The statement quotes the preliminary assessment of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) Election Observation Mission. According to Mission, the elections were competitive and generally well-managed within a short timeframe, voters were provided with a broad range of options, and fundamental rights and freedoms were generally respected, with contestants being able to campaign freely. The election day, including the vote count, was assessed positively overall.

As also noted by the OSCE/ODIHR Mission, the electoral campaign was marked by intense polarisation and marred by increasingly inflammatory rhetoric among key contestants, hindering a policy-focused debate. The Mission also noted that women were notably side-lined during the election campaign.

We are looking forward to working closely with all Armenian institutions, including the newly elected Parliament and government. The European Union calls on all political forces to now work together in order to effectively tackle the challenges Armenia is confronted with, in the interest of the Armenian citizens,” the statement said. The European Union stands ready to further strengthen our bilateral relations and to support Armenia in its important reform agenda based on the joint commitments in the EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement.

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