The European Union has welcomed a new political agreement between government and opposition in Armenia on electoral reform. The spokesperson for the European External Action Service issued a statement welcoming the development. The statement said
Yesterday's signature of the new political agreement on electoral reform in the Republic of Armenia between the Government coalition and opposition parties, and consulted with civil society representatives, is a positive development supporting the implementation of electoral reform in the country.
The European Union's financial assistance, together with that of other international partners and the engagement of the Government, will enable the implementation of the technical aspects defined by the new Electoral Code of the Republic of Armenia.
The electoral stakeholders in Armenia should now fully implement the new electoral legislation in good faith in order to increase credibility, transparency and public trust in the new electoral system and procedures in line with international standards.
Source: commonspace.eu with the EEAS press office
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