Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 13 / Trend , E.Rustamov/
The Venice Commission is ready to review the suggestions of the Azerbaijani authorities and opposition on its recommendations to amend the country's Election Code.
"We expressed our recommendations about a series of issues in the Election Code. No amendments were made. For example, let's take forming commissions. If the Azerbaijani authorities think that our cooperation should continue, then we will be glad to proceed," Council of Europe Venice Commission representative Sergey Kuznetsov told Trend in a telephone conversation from Strasbourg.
Following joint discussions between the Azerbaijani government and Venice Commission, amendments were made to the Azerbaijani Election Code in early June 2008.
The amendments did not cover forming election commissions as suggested by the Azerbaijani opposition. Several opposition parties refused to participate in the Oct. 15 presidential election.
"There is an opportunity to continue working on the Election Code. We are ready to accept proposals from the opposition and authorities. Their opinions will be taken into account," Kuznetsov said.
The Azerbaijani government will begin discussions with the Venice Commission to amend the Election Code, Azerbaijani Parliamentary Administration Chairman Safa Mirzayev told Trend .
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