вЂњThe initial comments on the pre-election situation in Azerbaijan are needless, as members of the monitoring mission should have private ideas on the current development sin the country,вЂќ Leod Platveod, a Dutch parliamentarian, who headed a mission of the PACE Monitoring Group, told journalists in Baku.
MP noted that the delegation includes co-rapporteurs Andreas Gross and Andreas Herkel, As well as MPs Movlud Chavushoglu, Khanna Severson and two employees of the PACE secretariat. The guests will conduct talks with the chairman of the CEC, Mazahir Panahov, Speaker Murtuz Alasgarov, the Azerbaijani parliamentary representatives to the PACE, ambassadors of the CE member-countries to Azerbaijan.
Under the visit the mission plans to hold a meeting with the representatives of ruling New Azerbaijan Party on Wednesday morning. Later they will hold meetings with the representatives of the opposition blocs, Azadlyg and YeS, the leader of the National Unity Movement, Lala Shovkat Hajiyeva, the head of the Democratic Reforms Party, Asim Mollazada.
On Wednesday afternoon the PACE delegation is scheduled to meet with the chairman of the Constitution Court, Farhad Abdullayev, representatives from NGOs and media. On 13 October they will hold talks at the Foreign Ministry, the Interior Ministry, the Justice Ministry, the Mayoral Office of Baku, the CEC, and meet with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.