Frank Lavoie became an observer under the umbrella of the OSCE observer mission via US embassy in Yerevan. It was 10 years ago, in 1998, for incumbent president Robert Kocharyan’s first election. This report (below) is a very candid and detailed account of state level election fraud machine in Armenia. 10 years on - nothing has changed. Actually, thing did change, indeed. They became more violent, and as Frank Lavoie points out, “the election fraud is covered up better”. Read it, you won’t regret it. You will get a miniature and less violent picture of what happened in polling stations on 19 February 2008, during Armenia’s presidential ‘election’ which eventually resulted in bloodshed.
“It is impossible to find out what has actually transpired in Armenia since the crackdown began because Kocharian has created a complete news black out by suspending all freedom of the press and blocking outside news media.
However, the issue that started the conflict has been overlooked: the fraudulent election. I believe that the election was indeed faked. I base this on my first hand account of being an election observer for Kocharian's first election back in 1998, when he was Prime Minister and the government candidate. I am sure things have not changed much since then, except that each year the election fraud is covered up better.” More....
I also posted it in full under the comments section below.