YEREVAN, May 4. /ARKA/. Observers from the Commonwealth of Independent States say political parties in Armenia are campaigning vigorously to win seats in National Assembly.
According to the mission’s report received from the central electoral commission, political parties and individual contenders are using a wide range of methods in their struggle for votes.
“These elections are peculiar for high activity of civil society institutions and the great number of rallies and assemblies as well as for meetings with voters in provinces,” the CIS observation mission says.
The observers say that candidates for membership in the parliament and their proxies are also speaking in televised interviews as part of their campaigns.
The mission’s monitoring has shown that all the contenders have equal access to mass media, and they use approximately equal time for airing their views on TV channels.
The CIS mission consists of 173 observers.
Eight parties and one party bloc are now campaigning for seats in the parliament.
Republican Party of Armenia, Prosperous Armenia and Orinats Yerkir are members of the current ruling coalition.
Armenian Revolutionary Federation Dashnaktsutiun, Zharangutiun (joint list with Free Democrats party), Democratic Party of Armenia, Communist Party of Armenia and United Armenians party as well as Armenian National Congress bloc are struggling for membership in the National Assembly. The polling day is May 6.-0---