Рђli Hasanov: OSCE ODIHR final report on parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan confirmed elections to be democratic on the whole
The OSCE ODIHR final report on 6 November 2005 parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan confirmed generally the elections to be democratic, although the document notes, the votes on some parameters did not meet the European standards, the head of the socio-political department of the Azerbaijan President executive office said in a statement today,Trend reports, citing the ANS TV channel.
В"In principle, the report does not differ from the OSCE preliminary report, Hasanov said, noting the authorities of Azerbaijan agree with the OSCE position. We do not assert the votes met absolutely all European requirements. The basic thing is that we managed to hold open, transparent and democratic elections, he noted.
According to Hasanov, on the results of the November elections the people expressing the ideas of people have been elected to the Parliament of Azerbaijan.