CIS observers say no electoral law violations at Azerbaijani election
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.28
The CIS observation mission monitoring the parliamentary election in Azerbaijan haven't registered any violations of electoral law, head of staff of the CIS observation mission Yevgeny Sloboda told Secki-2015.az.
He said excellent conditions have been created for the observers.
"We have access to all documents of the Central Election Commission - they provide us with them upon request," he said. "During our visits to the district and precinct commissions, there were no obstacles."
The CIS observation mission visited district election commissions in more than 10 regions, as well as in Sumgait, Ganja and Baku.
"According to results of visits, we can say that commissions in terms of technical equipment are ready for the elections," he noted.
The work on updating the lists on the final stage, voters are notified of the date and time of voting, and voting procedures for voters are shown on the reverse side the notices, Sloboda added.
"On the other hand, we would like to point out that the work of the commissions is open and transparent enough," he said. "We had access to the documents governing the electoral process, and we believe that the commission members are also professionally-trained well enough."
The mission members also attended the meetings of the CEC of Azerbaijan and pointed out transparency and openness, collegiality in decision-making.
Sloboda said that the CIS observers held meetings at the Foreign Ministry, the Executive Office of the President, the government and the Central Executive Committee, having scheduled to have meeting in the General Prosecutor's Office.
Currently, the mission is analyzing the election legislation of Azerbaijan, and monitoring the pre-election campaign.
Letters are sent to the state authorities, which are dealing, within their competence, with complaints and applications related to the violation of the electoral process.
The mission will analyze complaints and appeals after Oct.31, when competent authorities would have informed the staff on the issue, said Sloboda.