Reps of international observation missions hold a closed meeting in Baku

Politics Materials 5 November 2005 15:54 (UTC +04:00)

The representatives of international observation mission, arrived in Baku to follow the parliamentary elections, held a closed meeting on Saturday. Attending the event were representatives of the OSCE/ODHIR, the Council of Europe, the European Parliament, particularly, special representative of the CE Secretary General in Baku, Mats Lindberg and PACE co-rapporteurs Andreas Gross and Andres Herkel, Trend reports.

After the meeting the part of the observers left to the regions, where they will hold a monitoring of the elections on 6 November.

It should be mentioned that earlier the head of the PACE mission, Leo Platvoed highly appreciated the 25 October 2005 presidential decree on urgent measures related to preparations and holding of parliamentary elections in an interview to ANS TV.

“Use of inking method on the voting day, ensuring of freedom of assembly and other items of the decree prove loyalty of the Azerbaijani President to necessity of holding of transparent, fair and democratic elections,” Platvoed noted. We must wait for the voting day to understand how the document will justify itself.

The CE observers will publicize their initial report during the news conference on 7 November.