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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.


New development on Afrikyan case

On February 16, 2015, the Court of General Jurisdiction of Kentron and Nork-Marash administrative districts rejected Transparency International Anticorruption Center (TIAC) NGO’s complaint litigating the lawfulness of the law enforcement bodies’ decision on demolishing Afrikyans’ House.


Call for applications of NGO capacity development training on monitoring conflict of interest policy implementation at local level

Transparency International Anticorruption Center (TIAC) and Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF) invite the representatives of NGOs from the Marzes (provinces) of Armenia for trainings to be carried out within “Engaging civil society in monitoring conflict of interests in Eastern Partnership countries” project. During the training TIAC and EPF experts will present the methodology of monitoring conflict of interests elaborated within the framework of the project, monitoring conflict of interest policy implementation and control mechanisms at legislative and institutional level, as well as public tools for control and monitoring of conflict of interest.



Corruption Perception Index 2014: Clean growth at risk

Corporate secrecy, global money laundering makes it harder for emerging economies to fight corruption

Yerevan, 3 December 2014 – Corruption is a problem for all economies, requiring leading financial centres in the EU and US to act together with fast-growing economies to stop the corrupt from getting away with it, anti-corruption group Transparency International said today.

In the 20th edition of the Corruption Perceptions Index, scores for China (with a score of 36 out of 100), Turkey (45) and Angola (19) were among the biggest fallers with a drop of 4 or 5 points, despite average economic growth of more than 4 per cent over the last four years. Click here for the full index.