Azerbaijani interior ministry establishes special headquarters to prevent law violations on election day
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 3, /Trend, K.Zarbaliyeva/
The Interior Ministry of Azerbaijan has created special headquarters to prevent law violations on the election day.
"A special staff was established at the Interior Ministry on order of Minister Ramil Usubov to organize investigation of signals and reports about the breach of law during the election campaign and on the voting day, as well as publications by mass media and to take necessary measures," spokesman for the Interior Ministry of Azerbaijan, Colonel
Sadig Gozalov said.
Gozalov said security of the candidates and international observers, as well as security of polling stations is also in the focus of attention. "Police will enhance security during transportation of the ballots to the electoral district commissions and then to the Central Election Commission after the end of voting.
Gozalov said the candidates held 1502 meetings with the voters, public order and security is enhanced in addressing places and no serious breach of law was registered, but necessary measures were taken against some cases of violation of rights.
"All agencies and organizations of the Interior Ministry will work in heavy schedule from November 5 to 9. Police officers will be provided with normal and quick communication means. Police can enter the polling stations, except the voting goals, only at the invitation of the election officials and can leave the polling stations after restoration of public order".
Interior Minister Ramil Usubov approved special Action Plan in August, 2010 for fulfillment of the duties for prevention of breach of law, for security and democratic conditions of the elections on the voting day.
The parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan are scheduled for November 7, 2010. Previous parliamentary elections were held in November 2005. Parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan are held by the majority system in 125 constituencies.