Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 181

". The Washington-based Armenian National Committee of America is "deeply troubled that the Armenian presidential election, like the parliamentary election in July 1995, was conducted in a decidedly undemocratic environment marked by widespread ballot manipulation," an ANCA communique said. The communique deplored "the government’s systematic efforts to subvert the will of the Armenian people at the ballot box…, the violence being directed by security forces against demonstrators, the arrest of opposition leaders, the closure of opposition political parties, the ban on public assembly, and the limits on freedom of expression introduced by the government." (Noyan-Tapan, September 27)

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