18 մարտ, 2017 20:51
The European Union (EU) encourages voters to participate in Armenia’s parliamentary election, scheduled for April 2, 2017. On December 1, amidst the EU-Armenia negotiations on the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement, the European Union announced an assistance of seven million euros to close the identified financial gap that will help ensure a smoother electoral process during Armenia’s parliamentary election on April 2, 2017. Of the seven million euros allocated by the EU, four million will be used for voter identification technologies, the fund for which will be managed by United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Two million of the funds will be passed to the government to install video cameras to live stream polling stations. The rest of the funds will be used by civil society programs, including election observation initiatives.