Brief Summary on Pre-election Infractions
The registered infractions are various; mainly there have been reported infractions related with the campaign poster size and location. Alike infractions were committed by the following parties; Republican Party of Armenia (RPA), Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP), Rule of Law (Armenia). In Yerevan on the 14-floored residential building there was a Republican Party poster, which occupied 8 floor territory.
In Gegharkunik and Armavir regions the pre-election headquarters of Republican Party and Prosperous Armenia Party were in culltural centers, polyclinics, and municipality. In Armavir city there were RPA pre-election headquarters in the house of culture and chess house, in Martuni a RPA pre-election headquarter was placed at the municipality, in Tsovagyugh a PAP pre-election headquarter was in the polyclinic.
During the monitoring Helsinki Association monitors Arman Veziryan and Gegham Melkonyan also reported how some people videod citizens’ faces. By the way the abovementioned was happening only during the campaign of Armenian National Congress (ANC) opposition party, all the other parties did not face such kind of a problem. The persons who have videoed participants were in civilian clothes. For instance, in Gegharkunik region during the whole campaign a young man was moving from one place to another and shooting the faces of the participants. By the data which received Helsinki Associaion Monitor Arman Veziryan this fellow was from National Security Service.
Another rude infraction was registered on May 5th. During the whole day in different electoral districts of Yerevan city there were still posters of the candidates. Whereas, day of silence was announced before the elections and in the evening of May 4th Yerevan Municipality had to put out all the posters. On May 5th RAP political advertisement was still shown by different TVs in the center of Yerevan.
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