During the election the Republican Party teased the other parties and continues teasing people. Samvel Nikoyan says were the elections rigged, people would have taken to the streets. It is true that he admitted there had been cases of electoral bribes but he promised to think about a new technology for the next election.
The next election will be held in 7-8 months. Armenia will elect a president. Will new technologies be used in the presidential election? Since the parties appear likely to take up the mandates, and nobody takes to the street, the technology was successful.
When the parties expressed concern about the violations and did not lay down the mandates and did not urge people to boycott the election results, they signed their verdict to death. In fact, they proved that they can tease us and announce at the end that they are satisfied because those dissatisfied would have taken to the streets.
The chairman of the CEC Tigran Mukuchyan says the breaches did not affect the results. The parties disagree.
The coordinator of the ANC Levon Zurabyan pointed two groups of breaches, the ink which disappeared soon after stamping the passport, enabling multiple voting, and electoral bribes and coercion. He thinks thus 600,000 additional votes were ensured, including 500,000 for the Republican Party.
Heritage Party stated that the use of the administrative resource created unequal opportunities for the parties. The Heritage Party states that residents of the regions were temporarily registered in Yerevan and could vote to majority candidates. As a result, the votes for majority candidates affected the result of the election. The passport departments of the police thus enabled multiple voting.
The ARF announced that the elections did not reflect the will of people and the real arrangement of forces. The ARF stated that total electoral bribes were planned and implemented outside polling stations. The members of the coalition government had high results by way of total use of unprecedented amount of money for bribes and the administrative resource. The bribes had a crucial influence on the result of voting, the ARF stated.
Vartan Oskanian of PA shares this opinion. “Turnout was about 1,500,000 which is up by 160,000 compared with 2007, while so many people have emigrated from Armenia since 2007. It means the number of voters is exaggerated by several hundreds of thousands and it is clear where these votes go to,” Oskanian said.
All these statements sound pharisaic while all the parties will attend the first meeting of parliament with pleasure and recognize the results of teasing people and them.