NGO: Azerbaijani parliamentary elections pass without serious violations (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 8 / Trend M. Aliyev /
The Azerbaijani parliamentary elections were held without serious violations, Parliament-2010 Election Monitoring Coalition representative Aydin Karimov said at a press conference on the results of the election at the Trend Press Center.
During the briefing, coalition member Ahmad Gashimoglu provided journalists with information about e-voting.
"E-voting in Azerbaijan was introduced for the first time and it was a kind of trial step," he said. "It did not have any legal force. This system has been used for a long time in developed countries. The purpose of e-voting is to know public opinion."
According to Gashimoglu, relevant work will be conducted to improve the e-voting system for the next elections.
Some 25,442 voters participated in e-voting, Gashimoglu said.
The coalition has put forward several proposals on the results of the elections. One is to increase the limit of free airtime for candidates. The coalition believes that the agitation campaigns of candidates should last for five years. In addition, the coalition proposed providing candidates with airtime on a preferential basis.
Parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan were held Nov.7. Previous elections were held in November 2005. The CEC reported that 690 candidates took part in the elections.