European observers: Azerbaijani presidential election held in accordance with international standards
Azerbaijan, Baku, October 10/Trend, S.Ahmadova/
The European Academy's monitoring mission issued a statement on the Azerbaijani presidential election on Thursday. The statement said that the mission includes 135 MPs and political experts from 24 EU countries, as well as Canada.
According to the document, the representatives of the mission visited 45 of 125 constituencies.
The mission's statement said that the Azerbaijani presidential election was held on the basis of the new Election Code that was adopted on the referendum results in 2009 and corresponds to the international standards.
Despite of the large number of IDPs in Azerbaijan, the observers didn't observe problems with registration of the voters, the document said. It is also said that the observers highly appreciated the offering of free and paid airtime and opportunity to speak in print media for the presidential candidates.
The mission's statement also said that a high attendance of the voters was observed during the election and that the election was held in a calm atmosphere.
"The election was well organized and the technical equipment of the polling stations was at high level. The participation in the election was voluntary," the document said.
Azerbaijani presidential election was held on October 9. According to the results announced by Azerbaijani CEC after processing of ballots, President Ilham Aliyev gathered 3,118,287 votes (84.59 percent).