ODIHR's actions have no effect on Azerbaijani election's legitimacy (UPDATE)
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Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov.3
The parliamentary election in Azerbaijan was held in compliance with the democratic principles and reflected the Azerbaijani people's will, Ali Hasanov, Azerbaijani president's aide for public and political affairs, said.
Hasanov's remarks came in response to the position of the US Department of State on the parliamentary election held in Azerbaijan Nov.1, AzerTAg state news agency reported.
The top official noted that the election was transparent and fair.
Over 30 observation missions representing the entire world, including the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Commonwealth of Independent States, Organization of Islamic Cooperation, highly assessed the election, according to the president's aide.
The EU said that the election in Azerbaijan was held in accordance with the international standards, it was transparent, comprehensive and expressed readiness to cooperate with the new parliament, he added.
"Taking all this into account, we can unambiguously say that the refusal of the OSCE/ODIHR to observe the parliamentary election can't cast doubt on the legitimacy of this election," said Hasanov.