OSCE/ODIHR Limited Election Observation Mission
The legal framework for these elections was amended substantially in recent years.
While some changes were positive, a number of key amendments negatively affected the electoral process, including the removal of important checks and balances.
A new constitution and a large number of cardinal laws, including
electoral legislation, were adopted using procedures that circumvented the
requirement for public consultation. This undermined support
for and confidence in the reform process.
full report here: OSCE