Friday, February 29, 2008

OSCE is changing its tune.

'There are people who point to our initial report on the elections and say that they were remarkable. That is not correct...' This is what the head of the monitoring for the OSCE Gert Arens said today. He also clarified that when OSCE said that the elections were mainly in line with Armenia's abligations towards OSCE, they meant that the majority, i.e. 51% of the precincts were acceptable.

Of course, that leaves the 49% or so that were not acceptable. This looks like whitewashing whatever garbage they put out earlier thinking that they were going to get away with it. They didn't so now they are changing their tune.

The US, on the other hand, never endorsed the elections. Now they are openly critical of the elections, and the post election arrests of Levon Ter-Petrosian supporters and the closure of his campaign offices.

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