A draft resolution demanding to ensure free and fair parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan submitted to the US Senate, the Secretary of the US Senate told RIA Novosti.
The draft document was passed to the senate committee on foreign affairs for further consideration.
Developed by Senators from Republicans, John McCane, Sam Brownback and Charles Hagel, as well as Senator from Democrats Joseph Bayden the resolution is a senate version of the document adopted in July 2005 at the House Representatives of the US Congress and supported by 416 Congressmen with one вЂ�coneвЂ™.
The U.S. Congress urges the Azerbaijani government to guarantee proper participation of the opposition parties in the forthcoming elections, including the members of the opposition parties arrested in the months preceding the parliamentary elections scheduled for November 2005," the resolution says.
The document also calls on the international community and the US non-governmental organizations to ensure the participation of enough number of observers in November parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan.
Stating the necessity of both sidesвЂ™ avoiding the violence during elections campaign, on the elections day and after he elections period, the resolution urges the Azerbaijani authorities to guarantee freedom and word and assembly.