Azerbaijan Negotiates to Directly Broadcast Elections
Azerbaijan, Baku, 10 July /corr. Trend E.Babayev / The Central Election Commission of Azerbaijan (CEC) intends to directly broadcast the elections in order to ensure transparency of the activity of district and divisional election commissions during Presidential elections, a source at CEC told Trend .
Presidential elections in Azerbaijan will take place in October. At the end of month, the CEC will announce official beginning of the election campaign and exact date of the elections.
Central Election Commission considers the issue of installing cameras in the division and district election commissions which will give an opportunity to control the process of elections via Internet. Currently talks are held with the Ministry of Communications & Information Technologies in this regard.
The CEC Secretary Natig Mammadov did not confirm or refute this information during his interview with Trend on 10 July. According to him, transparent conducting of elections is a priority issue. "The delays in the electoral system in the present development period of Azerbaijan are impossible. It can not be that some areas in the state develop, but electoral system remains as previous. Azerbaijan society will be the witness of the development of this system. All the best will be done for the transparency of elections," said Mamedov.
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