CoE MONITORING GROUP SUPPORTS VENICE COMMISSION
The Council of EuropeвЂ™s GT-Suivi Ago Group shares a position of the Venice Commission towards the necessity of introduction of changes in the membership composition of election commissions in Azerbaijan.
Following the announcement, the head of the Ago Group, a watchdog of the CoE Ministerial Committee, ambassador Roland Wegener, of Germany, reminded - after a meeting with representatives of the Azadlyg (freedom) election bloc вЂ" dunned of the Venice CommissionвЂ™s recommendation on the forming of election commission on a parity basis. The Commission thinks that such scenario for membership composition will make it possible to hold elections in a free and transparent manner.
According to Wegener, the Ago Group is about to the question of making changes in the composition of election commissions, to Azerbaijani authorities. вЂњWe will discuss it with Mr. (Ramiz) Mehdiyev, the head of the Presidential Administration, and we will discuss it with the chairman of the Central Election Commission, Mr. (Mubariz) Panahov,вЂќ Wegener told Trend.