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ARMENIA - Legislation on political parties - Implementation of the recommendations


On 27 April 2020 a videoconference was held between representatives of OSCE/ODIHR and the Venice Commission on the one side, and a delegation of the National Assembly of Armenia on the other side, on the implementation of the Joint opinion of the Venice Commission and OSCE/ODIHR on draft amendments to the legislation concerning political parties.

The Armenian authorities are planning to adopt revised legislation which should follow the recommendations of the opinion.

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