On February 13, a press conference was held at Media Center, during which the representatives of the civil society presented their upcoming activities related to the Parliamentary Elections Day and the pre-election phase in 2017. Zaruhi Hovhannisyan, Human Rights Defender, said that the civil society had always played a role in the electoral processes in the form of monitoring and observation missions.
“This time a decision was made by more than 30 NGOs to prepare the content part. We think that there is a lack of the content part and it needs filling in. We decided that the civil society should have its questions, which must be answered by the political actors of the electoral process. Questions are developed that should be sent to the parties and they should answer these questions, which will be finalized, developed and will be presented to the society through public discussions, public debates,” Hovhannisyan said.