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Armenian President Vows To Probe Vote-Fraud Claims

Armenians chose a new parliament on May 12 (AFP) May 14, 2007 -- Armenian President Robert Kocharian has promised a thorough investigation into allegations of fraud in the country's parliamentary elections.

Pro-government parties won the vast majority of seats in the May 12 election.

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe called the vote an improvement over previous Armenian elections, and the European Union said "on the whole" it had been free and fair.

Armenia's opposition, however, accused the government of fraud, including bribing voters outside polling stations.