The Council of Europe (CE) has not reported, neither officially nor unofficially, any violations during the municipal elections held in the Country on 6 October, 2006, Mazahir Panakhov, Chairman of the Central Election Committee (CEC) stated, Trendreports.
Since the statements by the representatives of the CE Local and Regional Powers Congress were of a general nature, this put the CEC in an awkward position, stated Panakhov. He stressed that Azerbaijan regards the opinion of all international organization with consideration.
The delegation of the CE Local and Regional Powers Congress headed by Lyudmila Sfirloaga held a monitoring of the municipal elections which were held in Azerbaijan. A report on the results of the monitoring is expected to be discussed in Moscow on 13-14 November, during the plenary session of the CE Local and Regional Powers Congress.