Young non-partisan activists interrupted the observers’ press conference
In a crucial boost for President Serzh Sarkisian, Western monitors gave on Tuesday a largely positive assessment of Armenia’s presidential election, saying that major irregularities witnessed by them did not affect its outcome. The report was certain to disappoint the Armenian opposition and sections of the civil society that believe the latest election was as fraudulent as the previous ones. A group of young non-partisan activists furiously denounced the observers’ initial verdict during the news conference. The latter had to interrupt the event and resume it half an hour later.