Head of Bulgarian observation mission appraises results of polls
Ilia Bozhenov, the head of the observation mission of Bulgaria, who monitored the re-run parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan on 13 May 2006, appraised the results of polls. Boshenov made the statement in a news conference on 14 May, Trend reports.
The Bulgarian delegation held observation, as well as exit polls during the elections day. He said that the re-run parliamentary elections were conducted better than the previous elections. The polls were quiet, except some tiny problems. For instance, some voters attempted to vote on behalf of other members of their family, there were some problems with the voters lists, Bozhenov underlined. However, the technical problems observed did not impact the results of polls. Exit poll was conducted in 96 poling stations.
Vice head of the observation mission, Vasiliy Ilchev said that the elections experience of the observers from Bulgaria represented effect in Azerbaijan for the next time. The observation mission fulfilled 99% of plans which it outlined. Ilchev noted that those conducting exit-poll worked exactly. The Azerbaijani electors have increased confidence and the Azerbaijanis state their will in the elections. The results of observations and exit poll will be publicized.