A roundtable Results of 6 November elections in 2005 and perspectives for cooperation in the sphere of elections law and practice to be organized in Baku through the efforts of the CE Venice Commission, targets discussion of the situation in Azerbaijan what can be done in future. The statement was made by Sergey Kusnetsov, an employee of Elections and Referendum Department, in an interview with Trend on 28 April.
The same time he called as logic the participation of Peter Pazolay, a member of the VC, also one of the experts who designed recommendations on changes to the Elections Code of Azerbaijan in 2005, in the roundtable.
Kuznetsov did not rule out possible development of new opinions by the VC on Azerbaijan, noting the necessity for Azerbaijans official appeal in this request.
Kuznetsov regarded a statement by MP Samed Seyidov, the head of the Azerbaijani Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), on impossibility of injection of changes in the Elections Code by the re-run parliamentary elections day fully explicable. It is possible to understand Seyidov, as there is almost no time left for injecting changes to the Elections Code, Kuznetsov underlined.
The same time the BC official noted that statement and recommendations made by the international organizations, in particular, on the issue on improvement of the elections practice remain in force. There is an opportunity to correct the mistake, as the violations fixed during the 6 November 2005 parliamentary elections mainly concerned the practice, but not the law, he underlined.
In the end Kuznetsov said that representatives of the Venice Commission will not participate in the monitoring of re-run parliamentary elections scheduled for 13 May 2006.