Criminal case will be institute in regard to the constituencies and election stations, which will commit violations in the 13 May 2006 by-elections, Mazahir Panahov, the chairman of the Central Election Commission (CEC), said to journalists, Trend reports.
He noted that criminal cases, filed on fact of falsification of the election results by constituencies in the last parliamentary elections, were still open. Panahov stressed that similar practice would be also applied in the by-elections and CEC took the elections seriously. The position of the government is to organize the elections in the high level, better than the last one, he underlined.
The chairman of CEC also noted that both local and international organizations demonstrated interest in the by-elections to observe the course of the elections. According to Panahov, CEC is ready to establish all conditions for cooperation and observation. The Republican Institute addressed to us in this regard. Besides, we had talks with the U.S. Ambassador on this topic. The representatives of European organizations will also arrive in the country to conduct monitoring. We sent invitations to them. The organizations themselves will determine when and who will arrive in Azerbaijan, Panahov stated.
He also said that exit-poll would be held in the by-elections. We have received addresses from different organizations in this respect, he noted.