Azerbaijani Parliament Invites International Organizations to Observe Presidential Elections

Politics Materials 19 August 2008 15:56 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, 19 August / Trend corr. I.Alizade / The Azerbaijani Parliament sent invitation to three international organizations, where it has joined, to observe the presidential elections to be held in autumn.

"Official invitations were sent to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and the CIS Parliamentary Assembly," the Parliament told Trend on 19 August.

The presidential elections will be held in Azerbaijan on 15 October. So far, 14 presidential contenders have applied to the Central Elections Commission (CEC).  The Commission registered the candidature of President Ilham Aliyev, the chairman of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party (NAP).

All three international organizations will send their observers to Azerbaijan on the base of their schedule. The international organizations have not yet responded to the invitation.

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