The OSCE observer, chairman of the Russian Public Institute of Suffrage, Igor Borisov compares the work of the mission with hunting for witches, Trend reports referring to the International Monitoring Bureau. Borisov said that the work of the OSCE/ODIHR headquarters in Azerbaijan focused on research of violations. вЂњNo special violations were revealed during
the voting in the parliamentary elections, but the last elections showed us forgotten working methods,вЂќ he added. According to Borisov, the mobile groups of the OSCE/ODIHR were dispatched to check-up anonym calls about the violations, which consequently turned out false. All mobile groups were directed to research of вЂ�witchesвЂ™ all over the country.
Additional measures taken in the elections under the pressure of the OSCE/PDIHR and Venetia Commission for transparent organization of voting caused complication of the expression of will. According to Borisov, the control in Azerbaijan was more difficult than in Russia. Electors were due to bring with them ID cards and electoral cards, but the government applied inking method under the pressure of OSCE/ODIHR. This method did not justify itself, as it was difficult to check up all three levels of protection in practice.