Baku. Etibar Mammadov - APA. There will be enough local and international observers in the parliamentary elections to be held in Azerbaijan. In total, over 66,000 observers have been registered. 503 international observers have been registered in the Central Election Commission (CEC).
CEC chairman Mazahir Panahov made the remarks at a press conference on Oct.31, APA reports.
Panahov said that four organizations will conduct exit-polls in the elections. “Two of them will conduct exit-polls with local organizations, while the others with the international ones. The voting process will start at 08:00 wit the participation of the observers and mass media representatives”, he said.
The CEC chairman said that the observers have extensive powers in the polling stations, but they shouldn’t interfere with the activity of election commissions. “They should monitor the voting process in the polling stations from the beginning to end. However, they shouldn’t be indifferent to any violation of law in the polling stations and should legalize it. In other words, if an observer sees any violation of law, he shouldn’t directly interfere with the election commission, but should legalize it so that measures are taken in this regard. I mean all should be solved in civilized manner. I think that there won’t be any unpleasant process in the election commissions. Of course, there may be some exceptional cases which we regret for those. All these are electoral reality. Some observers will monitor voting process by order, unwillingly arriving in Azerbaijan. They are taking steps in accordance with their own interests. Therefore, all should demonstrate their positions of citizenship and not allow the formation of bad impression on our country”, Panahov said.