Azerbaijan, Baku, August 27 /Trend, T.Hajiyev/
Azerbaijan's ruling party accuses the opposition of creating the false impression of international organizations about the pre-election campaign of candidates.
"The actions of the opposition are connected either with insufficient, superficial understanding of the requirements of the Electoral Code of Azerbaijan, or with an attempt to create a false impression of international organizations on the alleged failure of conducting necessary measures to publicize the pre-election campaign and the propaganda of candidates. But I think that the international organizations are aware of the reality," said deputy chairman of ruling New Azerbaijan Party (NAP), executive secretary of the Party,
During the roundtable, held at the OSCE Office in Baku on August 24 on the topic "The role of media in the 2010 upcoming parliamentary elections", some chairmen of opposition parties declared that banning political campaigns on state TV is groundless. They also said that the country's television channels do not cover opposition activities.
NAP deputy chairman said that the election campaign in Azerbaijan is carried out in accordance with the requirements of the Electoral Code.
"In the Electoral Code of Azerbaijan, the coverage of the pre-election campaign, including election campaigns of candidates and parties, is trusted on the Public television," said Ahmedov. According to Ahmedov, the requirements of the Electoral Code are formed according to the recommendations of the international organizations.
"During the discussions, held with the international organizations several years ago, the international organizations recommended to grant the right to coverage of the campaign to the Public television. Electoral Code had taken into account the recommendations of the international organizations. Besides Public television, participation of another state television in the election campaigns is prohibited by the law in certain way," said Ahmedov.
Parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan are scheduled for Nov. 7. The elections are held by the majority system in 125 constituencies.