Attempts to put pressure on Azerbaijan contradict democratic principles – Turkish expert
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.28
The attempts to put pressure on Azerbaijan contradict democratic principles, director general of Ankara-based Governance and Development (GD Global) Gozde Dizdar told Secki-2015.az.
Assessing the election environment in Azerbaijan, she said that today, Azerbaijan is one of country's leading not only among the country's of the region, but also the world.
"This was achieved as a result of the successful policy of Azerbaijani leadership," said Dizdar.
"I observed the presidential election in Azerbaijan in 2013 and witnessed transparent holding of the election in the polling stations I visited," she added.
Undoubtedly, the upcoming parliamentary election in Azerbaijan will also be held at a high level, said Dizdar, adding that Turkey will also hold parliamentary election Nov.1.
She praised the preparations for the election process in Azerbaijan.
"We are observing the pre-election campaign of the candidates in social networks," said the Turkish expert, adding that enough number of youth representatives participate in the election.
Further, Dizdar said that some European structures want to boycott the election process by refusing to send their observers.
However, many observers will come to Baku from Europe itself, from Turkey, she added.
Turkish expert noted that the stability in Azerbaijan is of great importance.
"The tense domestic process, the recent terrorist attacks in Turkey increase the value of political stability for the people," said Dizdar. "Azerbaijan succeeded to ensure that and it would be unfair not to value it."
Azerbaijan will hold parliamentary election Nov.1, with participation of 769 candidates.
As many as 465 observers from 36 international structures have been accredited in the Central Election Commission of Azerbaijan for observing the parliamentary election. In total, the missions representing 53 countries will observe the election.
Edited by SI