Editor's Note: Ramiz Mehdiyev's words added in 6-8 paragraphs
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 4 / Trend S. Agayeva, M. Aliyev /
Modern IT have been applied in Azerbaijan to facilitate free and fair elections, head of the Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Ramiz Mehdiyev said at a UNDP presentation on the Human Development Index in Baku on Nov. 4.
"All of the political forces in Azerbaijan are participating in the parliamentary elections under equal conditions," he said.
The elections are scheduled for Nov. 7.
Web cameras have been installed in 500 constituencies to allow monitors and ordinary citizens to observe the electoral process, Mehdiyev said.
He also noted the important role of media in promoting the transparency of the elections.
Mehdiyev told media that the electoral process is democratic in Azerbaijan. The upcoming parliamentary elections will also be held in accordance with the law.
Azerbaijani citizens will see that the authorities created conditions for democratic elections, he said.
He also lauded an OSCE interim report on the pre-election situation in the country, which was generally positive but had "certain shortcomings," he noted.
"But the report can be considered positive," he said.
Previous elections were held in November 2005. The elections are held by the majority system in 125 constituencies.