No need to amend Azerbaijani Election Code: MP
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 25 / Trend , J.Babayeva/
There is no need to amend the Election Code of Azerbaijan, believes deputy executive secretary of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party (NAP).
"The main fundamental questions related to the Election Code have found their solution and I think that there is no need to amend them. The current Election Code enables to hold free, fair, and democratic elections in Azerbaijan. The elections, held thus far in the country, testifies it," NAP Deputy Executive Secretary and Parliamentarian, Siyavush Novruzov said in his interview with the official website of the ruling party.
He believes the allegations of some opposition parties about the need to amend the Election Code are not justified and not supported by society. "Proposals of this kind do not belong to any electoral practice or to the election of the theory, nor to the election standards. All international organizations have repeatedly stated that the current Election Code of Azerbaijan enables to hold fair, free, and democratic elections," said the parliamentarian.
Novruzov said with the development of society it is necessary to convert some of the laws. "It is possible to inject some minor procedural changes into the Election Code. For example, changes can be made to the form of filling sheets, produced for the campaign to collect signatures, as well as the changes associated with the mission of observers. In general, there is no need to make any fundamental changes to the Code," he said.
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