Azerbaijan, Baku, 16 September /corr. Trend I.Alizade / All works for holding absolutely free and democratic presidential elections in Azerbaijan are carried out. Azerbaijan fulfilled all obligations, undertaken before the Council of Europe, Samad Seyidov, Chairman of Azerbaijan Parliamentїs Standing Committee for Foreign and Inter-Parliamentary Relations and Head of Azerbaijani delegation to PACE, said at the meeting with the Head of the PACE observation mission, Andreas Herkel.
The Presidential elections in Azerbaijan will take place on 15 October.
Seyidov noted that long time is necessary for fulfillment of some obligations, and these questions are resolved in their time. їHolding democratic elections is one of such questions. Azerbaijan is completely ready to hold democratic elections. I can say with the complete confidence that the elections will take place freely, transparently and democratically,ї said the Chairman of the delegation.
The Head of the PACE observation mission, Andreas Herkel said that existence of competition in the elections, where part of opposition does not participate, causes doubts. He stated in response to Seyidov that for the competition, equal conditions should be created for all candidates, but those, who were not confident in their forces, fear to participate in the elections.
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