CE Rapparteurs Satisfied with Pre-election Situation in Azerbaijan
France, Strasburg, 9 October / Trend corr. A.Maharramli / The pre-election situation in Azerbaijan can be considered as normal, rapparteurs of the Council of Europe (CE) Committee of representatives for democracy came to this conclusion at a meeting, dedicated to fulfillment of the CE Activity Plan on the presidential elections in Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijan does not have any problem concerning fulfillment of the CE Activity Plan on the eve of the presidential elections, Jan Lui Loran, the head of the CE Directorate for Democracy and Politics, and Veronica Codec, the CE Special Envoy in Azerbaijan said at the meeting. The Azerbaijani authorities too closely cooperate with the CE. Different trainings are held in the country and enlightenment work is conducted amongst people.
Stelian Stoian, the chairman of Ago group and the Romanian Ambassador, hailed fulfillment of the CE Activity Plan without mistakes and mentioned that this fact would enable to hold fair elections in Azerbaijan. їOppositionїs non-participation in the elections in all three South Caucasus countries testifies that they do not know rules of political games,ї he said.
The adopted Law on Freedom of Assembly and holding special trainings in Azerbaijan cannot remain without welcome, Gianni Buquicchio, the Secretary of the Venice Commission, said. їInstallation of web cameras in the polling stations will contribute to transparent and fair holding of the presidential elections in the country,ї he said.
Processes take place in normal way on the eve of the presidential elections in Azerbaijan and holding trainings and involvement of international observers cannot be remained without opinions, representatives of France, the United Kingdom, Norway, Russia and Moldova said at the meeting.
The Azerbaijani Government highly assesses cooperation with the international organizations on the eve of the elections, Arif Mammadov, the head of the standing Azerbaijani representation at the CE and the Ambassador, said.
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