Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 1 / Trend T.Hajiyev /
The Parliament-2010 election monitoring coalition held its last training session for the observers of the upcoming parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan today.
The training was organized in Baku's Nizami district.
The observers were informed about observation mechanisms and methods.
Speaking at the event, Aydin Karimov, a representative of the coalition, said the civil society's participation is an important condition for ensuring transparent elections.
"Holding elections is not only the prerogative of the country's officials, but civil society should also take an active part in this process," he said. "Civil society's monitoring of the voting process will increase the liability of persons responsible for conducting elections."
Parliament-2010 will conduct monitoring in 80 constituencies during the elections. The coalition involves 3,400 observers in the constituencies.
The parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan are scheduled for Nov. 7. The previous elections were held in November 2005. The elections are held by the majority system in 125 constituencies.
According to Karimov, the observers are not representatives of political parties.
"Their main goal is to provide objective information about the election," he said. "Our observers represent the interests of the Azerbaijani people."
The holding of democratic elections in the country will enhance Azerbaijan's international image and strengthen its position in the international relations. The Parliament-2010 coalition intends to provide independent and impartial work of the observation mission, Karimov said.