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OSCE’s final repot on parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan to be ready by late Jan

Politics Materials 16 December 2005 18:35
OSCE’s final repot on parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan to be ready by late Jan

A final report by the OSCE/ODIHR on parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan will be ready by the end of January, Mauricio Pavesi, the head of the Baku Office of the OSCE.

“The date of by-elections on the constituencies will be was announced. The Baku Office of OSCE will develop short reports till the by-elections,” Pavesi underlined, noting the necessity for taking into consideration the position and strategy of the opposition parties, as well as study of steps by the Azerbaijani government , which will be taken after the by-elections. “We should wait. Unfortunately, the elections campaign will have to continue too long вЂ" from June 2005 to May 2006,” Pavesi underlined.

Speaking on possibilities of resumption of a dialogue between the authorities and the opposition of Azerbaijan, the diplomat said that the OSCE Office has not come out with an initiative on the rehabilitation of the a dialogue as there was not such will. “I think the Azerbaijan opposition should carefully considerate its decision,” Pavesi underscored.

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