CEC head: Interference in electoral process was unintentional in recent years in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept.20 / Trend M. Aliyev /
The task of every Azerbaijani citizen is to prevent actions that may damage the country's image, the Central Election Commission (CEC) Chairman Mazahir Panahov said today at in Baku at a conference on the inadmissibility of illegal interference in the electoral process held within the informational session.
"Interference in the electoral process in recent years in Azerbaijan was unintentional and occurred on the ignorance of heads of executive authorities or chairmen of district election commissions", Panahov said.
According to him, officials should clearly understand their responsibilities in the current elections.
He said that all the conditions for holding elections at the high level have been created in Azerbaijan. "In Azerbaijan, all 125 district election commissions are provided with buildings and equipment which can serve as an example for many countries that are members of international organizations," he believes.
According to Panahov, Azerbaijan has already made lists of voters.
Informational sessions are held upon the OSCE Baku Office's initiative with the support of the Central Election Commission (CEC) and the Presidential Administration of Azerbaijan.
The session discusses the inadmissibility of unlawful interference of heads of executive power and chairmen of district election commissions in the electoral process.
Sessions will also be held in Shirvan on Sept. 21, Mingachevir on Sept. 22 and Nakhchivan on Sept. 24.
Parliamentary elections are scheduled for Nov. 7. Previous legislative elections were held in November 2005. Parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan are held by the majority system in 125 electoral constituencies.