Azerbaijani observers positively estimate recent elections in Ukraine - CEC Secretary
The parliamentary elections held in Ukraine on 26 March normal and we estimate the polls as positive, Natik Mammadov, the Secretary of the Central Elections Commission (CEC), told Trend in an exclusive interview.
Mammadov and Elshan Asgarov, division head at the CEC monitored the last weekend parliamentary elections in Ukraine.
Mammadov informed that the Azerbaijani delegation, who arrived in Ukraine before the elections could also observe the electioneering period CEC representatives held observation mainly in Kiev and could observe meeting of the candidates with the electors and dissemination of agitation materials. We observed the polls starting from opening of polling stations till tabulation of votes. The elections were normal. The irregularities were of technical character, including absence of names of some electors in the voters list, queue in the polling stations, presence of several people in the cabins, that drew attention, However, they were so inconsiderable to affect the general results, or grossly violate the voters will, Mammadov underscored.
According to the CEC, professional approach is needed for every elections. Any slight violation should not be regarded as a serious law-break.
Mammadov also said that observers have a right of voicing their opinions and conclusion on the base of observation. The Azerbaijani side also enjoys the same right.