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.
вЂњThe date of by-elections on the constituencies will be was announced. The Baku Office of OSCE will develop short reports till the by-elections,вЂќ 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. вЂњWe should wait. Unfortunately, the elections campaign will have to continue too long вЂ" from June 2005 to May 2006,вЂќ 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. вЂњI think the Azerbaijan opposition should carefully considerate its decision,вЂќ Pavesi underscored.