Resolution on use of inking anew testified of Azerbaijani authorities’ adherence to democratic elections -senior state official

Politics Materials 6 November 2005 18:03 (UTC +04:00)

“The parliamentary elections held on 6 November 2005 was the more organized one in the history of Azerbaijan,” Trend reports quoting Ramiz Mehdiyev, the head-of-staff of the Azerbaijan’s President’s Executive Power, as saying to local private television channel ATV while exit from the polling station.

“I believe the current elections to become an important event in the history of the country, which will make a direct impact on the future development of Azerbaijan,” Mehdiyev stressed. The poll continues stable condition and no incident was observed in the polling station where I voted, the state officer emphasized.

In respect to use of inking of voters’ fingers on the elections day Mehdiyev stressed that the practice was used in many world countries. “Azerbaijan is a civil country. A resolution on the use of the inking anew testified for Azerbaijani authorities’ adherence to holding democratic, open and free elections,” he underlined.

According to Mehdiyev, part of critical notes addressed to Azerbaijani authorities was grounded, though major part of them was not based on realities. “Major part of notes was mistaken and tendentious and President Aliyev decided to use inking of voters’ finger on the polls to remove the polemics,” the head-of-staff of President’s Executive Power stressed.