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“Akanates” election observation mission will observe Yerevan city council elections

"Akanates" (Eyewitness) election observation mission will engage around 160 observers to participate in the public oversight of Yerevan city council elections on September 23, 2018. The observation mission will cover 80 precincts in all administrative districts of Yerevan. The initiative will disseminate press releases and post information if needed on the election day on Facebook pages of "Akanates" election observation mission and its members, as well as on the websites of www.transparency.am and www.asparez.am.


Armenia should take vigorous measures against entrenched corruption

Armenia should take vigorous measures to tackle entrenched corruption and widespread conflict of interest, according to a new OECD report. Armenia has continued to reform its anti-corruption legislation and institutions over the past four years. A comprehensive legal framework for the civil service and public service integrity, including regulations on ethics and conflict of interests, was adopted; trading in influence and illicit enrichment criminalised; and laws on whistleblower protection and the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption introduced, as well as the legal provisions on asset declarations and public procurement enhanced. The report also welcomes the introduction of various e-governance tools and services, a system for the publication and verification of asset declarations, and the expansion of e-procurement.


Corruption, human rights, civil society should be on Chancellor Merkel’s agenda in Azerbaijan

When Angela Merkel visits Azerbaijan this weekend, the German chancellor should pressure the government over its record on human rights, corruption and treatment of activists, Transparency International said today. 


Elections do not express the will of the citizens of Armenia



April 3, 2017 | 12:00

On April 2, the 3112 independent and impartial observers of Citizen Observer Initiative have carried out the mission of observation since early morning at 1521 precincts.

The observers of the Citizen Observer Initiative have registered overall 2131 cases of violations during the preparation, voting, counting  and tabulation of votes, out of which 1243 have been verified from 544 precincts. Initial verifications of violations amount to 58.3% of all violations. The remaining 41.7% are in process of verification.


Citizen Observer Initiative Sees No Improvement in Election Process

April 2, 2017 | 22:30


Observers of the Citizen Observer Initiative have registered a total of1918 cases of violations between 07:00 to 20:00. These cases are currently being verified.


52 Cases of Open Voting as per 12։00-16։00

April 2, 2017 | 17:30



Observers of the Citizen Observer Initiative have registered overall 365 cases of violations between 12:00 to 16:00, that are in the process of being verified.


98 Cases of Voter Registration Machine Malfunction Reported in First Four Hours of Election Day

April 2, 2017 | 14:00

The Citizen Observer Initiative’s 3112 independent and unbiased observers have been carrying out election monitoring activities since the early morning hours of the day at 1521 precincts across Armenia. Additionally, 38 mobile observation teams have been covering the districts of the 38 district electoral commissions.


Citizen Observers have registered 162 electoral violations so far

Citizen Observers have registered 162 electoral violations so far

April 2, 2017 | 11:15

Observers of the Citizen Observer Initiative have identified 162 violations and irregularities during the preparation process prior to the opening of the polls, which opened at 8:15 a.m. Reports are still being verified.  


Launch of a database entitled the “Wall of Election Falsifiers”

To help enhance the integrity of election process in Armenia, “Policy Forum Armenia”, Transparency International Anticorruption Center, and Citizen Observer Initiative, with the financial support of the European Endowment for Democracy, developed a database entitled the “Wall of Election Falsifiers”. It is available at https://transparency.am/en/elections/falsifiers and includes information about 72 individuals and violations they committed during Armenia’s December 2015 Constitutional referendum.


Amalia Kostanyan 2014 awardee is Lara Aharonyan

Amalia Kostanyan 2014 award ceremony was held for the fourth time on October 8, 2015 during an event dedicated to the 15th anniversary of Transparency International Anticorruption Center (TIAC). David Amiryan, Deputy Director for Programs of Open Society Foundations -Armenia made a speech to present the intent of the award.