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Paragraph 69

 In the Armenian law, repeat elections have to be performed in a whole constituency for the first-past-the-post elections and in the whole country for the proportional National Assembly election or the presidential election. The organisation of elections in the whole country is a big effort and may represent a barrier against invalidating an election, even when it should happen. It should be considered to introduce provisions for limiting a repeat election to the polling stations or the constituencies where irregularities have occurred.[17] This would limit the side effects of repeat elections, and still make repeat elections a realistic and affordable measure in cases where they are the only remaining remedy. It should therefore be clearly stipulated in the Code that repeat elections should only be decided if irregularities may have affected the outcome and that they should be held in part of the concerned territory when possible.