Russian expert: Upcoming parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan to be held in stable political atmosphere
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 28 / Trend, S.Agayeva /
Pre-election situation in Azerbaijan is predictable. It progresses in accordance with the traditions established in previous years in the country, Stanislav Tkachenko, the Russian expert, advisor to the International Institute of Monitoring Democracy Development, Parliamentarianism and Suffrage Protection for the Citizens of the IPA CIS Member Nations, believes.
"I think the upcoming elections in Azerbaijan will be held in a stable political atmosphere. Pre-election campaign in the country is not fierce, as in other CIS countries, it is clear that the political situation has become well-established here," Tkachenko told Trend today.
The parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan are scheduled for November 7, 2010. Parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan are held by the majority system in 125 constituencies once in five years.
Tkachenko said the International Institute of Monitoring Democracy Development, Parliamentarianism and Suffrage Protection for the Citizens of the IPA CIS Member Nations, which monitors pre-election situation in the country from September, has not revealed violations yet.
"Pre-election campaign is held in accordance with the Azerbaijani Central Election Commission's schedule. The Institute's experts, who were included in the long-term mission, are watching the situation closely, and have not revealed violations yet," he said.
A short-term observation mission, which will monitor the voting process in Azerbaijan, will arrive in the country Nov. 4-5, Tkachenko said.
He said both missions will hold monitoring in Baku and the country's regions. "We have already identified key points of our mission and we intend to work in Baku, Sumgayit, Ganja, Sheki, and Lankaran," Tkachenko added.
The mission also includes MPs from the CIS member-countries.
According to the results of observations it is planned to publish two documents - a report on long-term monitoring and a statement on the results of monitoring, which will be published on the day after elections, Tkachenko said.