Functioning Election Code Permits Democratic and Fair Elections: Executive Secretor of New Azerbaijan Party
Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. I.Alizadeh / MP Ali Ahmadov, the Executive Secretor of the New Azerbaijan Party (NAP), stated on 11 June that the ruling NAP considered that the functioning Election Code of Azerbaijan creates a judicial base, which is necessary in holding democratic and fair elections in the country.
"There is necessity to introduce some technical changes. Most needed changes are due to technical problems that appeared in the election process. When developing such a large election document it is impossible to consider everything. There is no necessity, however, to introduce principle changes in the Legislation Code," Ahmadov added.
The Election Code cannot be changed every time before elections.
"Since 1998, we have had proposals to introduce changes in the Election Code every election. It seems that some people want to gain more votes," the MP considered.
The Azerbaijani Election Code creates equal conditions for all parties participating in the elections. Unsatisfying election results, however, do not create conditions to introduce changes in the Election Code and changes to the Election Commission.
NAP was found in 1992. Heydar Aliyev, the former President of Azerbaijan, had been the Chairman of the Party for fourteen years. Presently, President Ilham Aliyev is the Chairman of the Party.