Elections violations – evidence and video records: “SAS Group’s” recording in Constitutional Court appeals

Elections violations – evidence and video records: “SAS Group’s” recording in Constitutional Court appeals

As reported earlier, two appeals have been lodged to the Constitutional Court on April 14 on demand to nullify the results of the parliamentary elections by “Congress-ANC” alliance and “Citizen Observer” initiative, a set of citizens and observers.

The registrations, evidence and video records of the election violations by the subjects controlling the legality of the elections, including media, trustees, and observers were summarized in the appeals.

“That evidence encompass numerous effects on the free formation and expression of the will of the electors that have been manifested through the control of the widespread and overt vote-buying, guidance of the voters, the violation of the ballot secrecy and voting. We have affixed the responses of the official bodies, political various actors and particularly the stances of the representatives of the Republican Party of Armenia with reference to those evidence to the appeal as well”, told lawyer Tigran Yegoryan during the interview with Aravot.am, representing the content of the appeals.

According to him, we can infer from the aforementioned that an essential impact on the free formation of the will of the elector has been in place which subsequently has impacted their expression of will via controlled guidance and voting. “The factual mass utilization and abuse of administrative recourse by one party have put the Republican Party out of the competition and have had an essential influence on the results of the elections not giving an opportunity to register the actual will of the people. Prime Minister, Ministers of Defense and Justice… they have proceeded to hold the office and propagate in favor of their party”, noticed Tigran Yegoryan.

He noted that they had included the scandalous record of the meeting of “SAS Group’s” employees as well, from which the following becomes apparent: “An impact on the free formation of the will of the electors, promise to vote-buying – on a specific voting and recruiting other electors on this purpose and affecting their free formation of will have taken place.” Our interlocutor added that the Constitutional Court is to examine the represented appeals not later than within 15 days from the day of their submission.  

Luiza SUKIASYAN       

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