Azerbaijan’s peaceful election to boost country’s stability, says Iranian ambassador (exclusive)
Tehran, Iran, Nov. 3
By Temkin Jafarov, Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
The fact that Azerbaijan's parliamentary election was held in a peaceful atmosphere is going to boost the country's stability, Iranian Ambassador to Baku Mohsen Pak Ayeen told Trend Nov. 3.
"Despite some foreign efforts to imply that there was tension during the election, the independent reports indicate that the election has been held peacefully," Pak Ayeen said.
"Baku's resistance to unjustified pressure from the West proved that some Western countries' policy to dictate and exert pressure is ineffective," he noted.
Azerbaijan held its parliamentary election Nov. 1. As many as 767 candidates ran for 125 seats in the country's parliament. The election was monitored by 503 international observers from 40 organizations and over 66,000 local observers.
Following the election, many foreign observers, analysts and experts pointed out the transparency, openness and smooth voting process at the election, as well as high voter turnout.
Edited by SI