Azerbaijan improves electoral process: Presidential Administration
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 16 / Trend H.Bagirov / M.Aliyev /
Azerbaijan is constantly improving the electoral process and the upcoming municipal elections will be another example, Social and Political Issues Department head at the Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Ali Hasanov said today at an informational electoral session.
The OSCE Baku Office began the informational sessions to prevent interference in the electoral process in the run-up to the municipal elections.
The session's primary aim is to identify basic international principles relating to elections and the implementation of these principles by individuals within their authority, Central Election Commission (CEC) Chairman Mazahir Panahov told journalists at the session.
According to the chairman, similar seminars will be organized in Shirvan Nov. 17 and Ganja Nov. 18 to cover all Azerbaijan's regions.
OSCE Baku Office head Ali Bilge Cankorel discussed complaints from some municipal election candidates about documentation delays and registration issues, as well as ways to resolve these and other problematic election issues.
"The process of holding elections in Azerbaijan has improved and a series of Web cameras at our polling stations is an example of our progress," he said.
The municipal elections will be held Dec. 23.
The OSCE Baku Office held similar sessions before the 2008 presidential elections and before a referendum on amendments and additions to the Constitution last year.
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