A meeting of the Central Elections Commission (CEC), originally scheduled for Tuesday, has been postponed due to debates caused in connection with its agenda. Mazahir Panahov, the chairman of the CEC delivered opening remarks to the gathering in connection with the Independence Day of Azerbaijan marked on 18 October, Trend reports.
He also informed about the CECвЂќs activities since its very establishment. Later the gathering heard proposals on the agenda of the gathering. Prior to putting the agenda to motion, the CEC Secretary Vidadi Mahmudov presented to the participants in the gathering on the facts violations of the elections legislation by the television channels and the importance of checking up the ;level of preparations for elections in the military units.
According to Mahmudlu, when he appealed to the television channel in connection with the non-permission of the candidates from Azadlyg bloc to the television channels was the order of the CEC.
In his reply remarks Panahov said the happened did not occur as a result of the CECвЂ™s order. He also noted that the voting in the military units will be held in accordance with the general rules. The CEC chairman did not agree with Mahmudlu on weak level of preparations for the elections the in military units. Mahmudlu noted that the subjects of elections in the military units were not familiar with the place of location of the elections places.
Mahmudlu, as well as members of the CEC, Enver Aliyev and Mansum Bayramov, proposed to include in the agenda the issue on law-breaks by the Azerbaijani state television AzTV. The proposal caused debates among the participants in the gathering. The agenda of the gathering was not adopted by the participants and it was postponed.