Batman on April 2 set aside the cares of Gotham City and descended on Yerevan to help guard democracy amidst a parliamentary election that could prove a turning point for Armenia. With his cape flying behind him, the Dark Knight sashayed about the Armenian capital of one-plus million, keeping an eye out for any would-be Jokers.
Sighted standing guard outside polling stations and engaging with voters, the superhero quickly overshadowed more mundane international election watchdogs such as the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
But this was no ordinary election -- it marked an historic switchover to a new, parliamentary system of governance – and, as such, it called for extraordinary observers. So, Batman made his way into an unspecified number of Yerevan polling stations to “deter fraud,” dismissing objections from startled election officials. He was also seen making phone calls and taking photos with tourists from India and Dubai.
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