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U.S. Hopes For Post-Election Calm In Armenia

February 21, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

The United States urged Armenia’s leading political forces to show “restraint” in the wake of a disputed presidential election and again endorsed the findings of the main international vote-monitoring mission late on Wednesday.

“The United States congratulates the people of Armenia on their February 18 presidential elections, which were judged by international observers to be generally well-administered and characterized by a respect for fundamental freedoms, including those of assembly and expression,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said in a written statement.

Nuland said Washington is at the same time concerned over violations reported by the Western observers mostly representing the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. “We agree with the findings that while Election Day was calm and orderly, it was marked by undue interference in the process, mainly by proxies representing the incumbent, and some serious violations, including cases of pressure on voters,” she said.

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