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World March 7, 2008
 
The OSCE Shuffle
 
 

If you're wondering why the OSCE is the last name in "credibility" among Western reporters, then look no further than their crowd-rousing performance in Armenia over the past couple of weeks. Yessiree, the OSCE tells it like it is, baby!


Pre-protest

"Yesterday's presidential election in Armenia was conducted mostly in line with the country's international commitments," observers from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said in a statement.

"Armenia election broadly fair: OSCE observers," Reuters, February 20, 2008.


8 Dead Protesters And A 20-day State Of Emergency Later…

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, which sent 333 observers, concluded that 16 percent of the count was "bad" or "very bad." At one polling station, a quarter of all ballots were declared invalid. At another, all but one of 1,449 votes were for Mr. Sargsyan.

"I told the government that the probability of this is as high as the birth of a dog with five legs," said Geert Ahrens, head of the organization's Election Observation Mission here.

"Protesters and Police Clash as Armenia Unrest Grows," New York Times, March 2, 2008.



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