PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS WILL BE DEMOCRATIC, TRANSPARENT, AZERI PRESIDENT ASSURES
The parliamentary elections scheduled for 6 November 2005 will be held in democratic and transparent conditions, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said in a meeting with public of Gabala district on Thursday in the central part named after Heydar Aliyev.
According to President Aliyev, based on the support of the nation the authorities offer all facilities for holding free and democratic elections meeting the requirements of international organizations.
Equal terms will be created for all candidates during the pre-election process, he promised.
Touching upon the socio-economic situation in the country the President said that the financial situation is getting improved, the public budget of Azerbaijan grows year by year.
Next year the public budget will increase from $2.2bn to $3bn, which would positively affect on increase of the welfare of the nation.
Aliyev reminded of outright rapid growth of the country and 17%-rise of economy over the first half-year of 2005.
Aliyev voiced his satisfaction with the development of the region, the accomplishment work, opening of new enterprises and added that over 2 years around 260,000 jobs have opened here.
Later Aliyev attended the ceremony of stone-laying in the building of the brick-gravel plant, visited the construction area of the plant on nuts processing, Mosque, the Culture House of Gabala, where exhibition of local goods and services is held.