It is not clear from the amendments which institution handles appeals regarding those disputes related to summarizing (tabulating) the results of the elections. Article 40 paragraph 9 provides that “Disputes on the results of elections, with the exception of those concerning the results of local self-government elections, shall be resolved by the Republic of Armenia Constitutional Court”. Disputes regarding the results of local elections are dealt with court of first instance or court of appeals (Article 40 paragraphs 10 and 11). It should be clarified whether a dispute “on the results of the elections” (used in paragraphs 9, 10 and 11) is equivalent to the decision on “tabulating the results of elections” (used in paragraphs 2 and 3). This is not clear with the current text. It would also provide more clarity for potential appellants if the text was more precise, stating the specific court to which appeals are submitted.
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