Shahin Aliyev: “We were surprised at the OSCE’s proposal for AzTV to join the election campaign”

Shahin Aliyev: “We were surprised at the OSCE’s proposal for AzTV to join the election campaign”
# 18 May 2010 10:03 (UTC +04:00)
He said there could be various proposals and formulas about the composition of election commissions and there were different experiences in the world. “Analytical investigation should serve as a basis of claims to re-organize the commissions”. Shahin Aliyev said he was surprised at the OSCE’s proposal for AzTV to join the election campaign because OSCE opposed what it recommended earlier.

Regarding the recommendations on freedom of assembly, Aliyev said this process was regulated according to the legislation. “This law was examined by the Venice Commission, OSCE/ODIHR many times and won positive opinions. It regulates the freedom of assembly and demands to coordinate this question with the local authorities. If the law is observed it doesn’t mean that the freedom of assembly is violated. Therefore Baku city authorities have enough arguments to allow or not to allow the meetings”.

Shahin Aliyev said there was an environment of dialogue between the government and opposition and today joint discussions were conducting on the OSCE’s initiative. The official said the opposition didn’t ask the government for a dialogue. “If there is a constructive proposal, the government is always ready to conduct dialogue with any political force. The government is discussing the elections with the opposition for more than a decade and the dialogue is continued”.
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