Elections: Obstruction to campaigning could be criminalized

April 28, 2021 – 18:17 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net could criminalize obstruction of campaigning ahead of elections, coercion to vote, voter fraud, if the National Assembly approves a draft proposal submitted by lawmaker from the ruling My Step bloc Vahagn Hovakimyan.

He said the proposed changes are presented in a package of reforms to the Electoral Code, which, however, may not be adopted before the snap parliamentary elections, scheduled for June 20, Arka.am reports.

“This in mind, we decided that the changes that need to be adopted before the elections should be unveiled separately, especially that they have all been discussed for a long time,” Hovakimyan said.

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