Criticism towards Azerbaijan – unfair, biased
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 30
Well-known British journalist, former BBC correspondent Nikolay Gorshkov believes that the West's criticism of Azerbaijan is unfair and biased.
Azerbaijan should not pay attention to this pressure, Gorshkov told the 'Secki-2015.az' website.
He also noted that British media is not objective in its coverage of events not only in those countries it isn't well aware of, but also the countries it knows.
There are lots of myths in the British press, and each publication is based on British policy towards a particular country.
According to Gorshkov, UK has big problems in its own election process, and therefore should not judge others.
"Parliamentary election took place in UK in May, 2015. The Conservatives gained more than 300 seats in parliament, over 11 million people voted for their candidates. Thus, there were about 30,000 voters for each candidate. So, how could it be, that about four million people voted for UK Independence Party, and it got only one seat in parliament?" Gorshkov said.
Azerbaijan will hold parliamentary election Nov. 1. As many as 769 MP candidates have been registered take part in the election.
Earlier, Azerbaijan's Central Election Commission accredited 465 observers from 36 international structures for them to observe the Nov. 1 election.
Missions representing 53 countries will also be involved in the election observation.