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Transparency International Anticorruption Center

TIAC was founded in 2000 and accredited as the National Chapter of Transparency International global anticorruption movement. Its mission is to promote political, economic and social reforms in Armenia and the region. In the area of elections TIAC strives to support the conduct of free, fair and transparent elections and the establishment of electoral institutions. […]

Helsinki Citizen’s Assembly Vanadzor

HCAV is a non-governmental human rights organization that unites individuals who value democracy, tolerance, pluralism and principles of human rights supremacy. HCAV has been conducting human rights monitoring in closed and semi–closed institutions for several years. Since 1999, HCAV has been involved in the observation of local and national elections including long-term and short-term observations, […]

Electoral reform in Armenia: Always room for improvement

The Ministry of Justice, in collaboration with the Central Electoral Commission of Armenia, has proposed amendments to the electoral code and other legal acts to enhance existing regulations. In the recently published Policy Alert, expert Tigran Mughnetsian sheds light on the draft bill on amendments to the electoral code and provides recommendations for improvements.

Roundtable: Findings and Conclusions from the Mayoral and City Council Elections in Yerevan

On 19 September 2023, a round table discussion was held regarding the observations and findings of the Yerevan Mayoral and City Council elections. The event was organized by the European Platform for Democratic Elections (EPDE). The discussion was attended by domestic and international election observers, international organizations, representatives of embassies in Yerevan, and relevant experts […]

Statement of Independent Observer Alliance on Yerevan City Council elections

The “Independent Observer” carried out an observation mission for Yerevan city council elections with a team of about 170 people during the election campaign stage and on the voting day. According to the preliminary results of the elections, 5 political parties/alliances were elected to the city council. They are the Civil Contract Party, National Progress […]

Reflecting on the Mayoral and City Council elections in Yerevan, Armenia

The European Platform for Democratic Elections (EPDE) organized an online discussion on Monday, 18 September at 1pm CEST (3pm Yerevan time), to reflect on the Mayoral and City Council elections which were held on Sunday, 17 September. 14 candidates ran for the seat of Mayor of Yerevan which had been vacant since Hrachya Sargsyan stepped […]

Report on local elections on March 26 2023 in Armenia

On 26 March 2023, local elections were held in Sisian community of Syunik region and Ani community of Shirak region.The elections covered 55 settlements. In both communities, the previous elections had taken place on 25 September 2022, however, the mandates of none of the political forces elected in the council of elders were enough to […]

Comprehensive monitoring report on reforms in Armenia

Several Armenian civil society organizations, including EPDE members Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor and Transparency International Anti-Corruption Center, released a comprehensive monitoring report on the progress of reforms in Armenia.

Comprehensive monitoring report on reforms in Armenia

This report was prepared in the scope of the “Enabling civil society’s collective monitoring and advocacy to pursue credible and systemic reforms entailed in the Armenia – EU Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA)” project supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Armenia. This report was prepared by: Open Society Foundations […]

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