РђNAR MAMEDHANLI: VENICE COMMISSION PROVOKES SITUATION IN AZERBAIJAN AND CREATES CONDITIONS FOR BIASED STATEMENTS FROM OPPOSITION
The draft of the final joint assessment of the Venice Commission (VC) on the Election Code of Azerbaijan is the example of the elementary prejudiced attitude and extreme non-professionalism, the Milli Mejlis deputy Anar Mamedhanli gave such an appraisal of the document to Trend exclusively.
According to him, the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe (VC CE) provokes the situation in Azerbaijan and creates conditions for the opposition to state even now on the non-democratic situation in the country.
В"All this is directed to establishing of confrontation in the AzerbaijanвЂ™s societyвЂќ, the parliamentarian stressed, noting вЂњfor the representatives of the Venice Commission Azerbaijan is a safari, a means for political entertainment and many of them want to make a diplomatic carrier this way.
В"4 months ago the Parliament of Azerbaijan took a decision to lower the deposits for the candidates, however, the Venice Commission states, citing some sources, that there is such dataвЂќ, the MP noted, saying, for studying the issue it is sufficient to conduct a small research in the Internet.
The parliamentarian appreciated highly the positions of the CE Secretary General Terry Davis and the PACE ex-president lord Russel Johnson which during the visit in Baku stated that holding democratic and transparent elections based on the valid legislation of Azerbaijan is possible.
В"The European institutions is the place where politicians either start their carrier or finish it. There are no people on take-off thereвЂќ, Mamedhanli concluded.
To learn the comments of the Milli Mejlis administration head, a member of the working group of Azerbaijan in the Venice Commission Safa Mirzoyev on the issue was not possible.