В"There is no serious necessity to change electoral legislation in Azerbaijan. The existing laws enable to hold democratic electionsвЂќ, the chairman of the Central Election Committee (CEC) Mazahir Panahov said in a statement, Trend reports. Speaking about his attitude to the issue, that part of recommendations of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe and other international institutions in regard to the elections in Azerbaijan are not fulfilled, he said, their fulfillment is not mandatory for the countryвЂ™s leadership. В"International institutions would give recommendations on this or that issue. It is their duty. The member states of these international organizations take only those proposals which they find acceptable, and on the contraryвЂќ, the CEC chairman said.
In regard to his attitude about the proposal of some international institutions to mark paints on fingers on the election day Panahov said, CEC is not to deal with the issue. вЂќFor applying various methods in connection with the election process changes must be introduced into the law. International institutions are to understand, changing of laws is not the responsibility of CECвЂќ, Panahov said.
Panahov also added there must be a serious necessity for introducing changes to the law. According to him, there is no need to change the existing legislation.