Azerbaijan, Baku, 4 February / Trend corr. K.Ramazanova / Andreas Herkel, PACE co-rapporteur, stated to journalists that the pre-election situation in Azerbaijan was normal and there were not serious problems.
"I am optimistic about the pre-election situation and believe that we have enough time to improve the situation and hold true presidential elections," Herkel noted.
The presidential elections will be held in Azerbaijan on 15 October 2008.
"Such problems like political prisoners and freedom of journalists have been very relevant recently. Before the issues have not been discussed so frequently. We want to see development of democratic- like economy," Herkel said.