Results of Azerbaijani presidential elections discussed at PACE Bureau meeting

Results of Azerbaijani presidential elections discussed at PACE Bureau meeting
# 22 November 2013 04:31 (UTC +04:00)

The report on the "Observation of the presidential elections in Azerbaijan (October 9, 2013)", prepared by British MP Robert Walter were discussed and adopted.

Report on Azerbaijan, in general, was assessed positively, the voting results were considered as an expression of the political will of the Azerbaijani people.

As for Georgia, the European Council imposed sanctions against the country. The report, adopted by the PACE Bureau on the basis of the discussions of the presidential election in Georgia, proposed to impose sanctions on Georgia for a period of 2 years. The reason was the decision of Georgian government on not to allow Russian deputies to attend at the election as a part of the PACE observation mission. According to the sanctions imposed by Bureau, no any activity of EC will be held in Georgia during 2 years.

Head of Azerbaijani delegation to PACE Samad Seyidov noted that the majority of European parliamentarians positively appreciated presidential elections held in Azerbaijan: "As you know, the report prepared by PACE Observation Mission on the presidential elections in Azerbaijan has to be discussed here, in Vienna and we were expecting this discussion. Today PACE Bureau discussed presidential elections held in Azerbaijan and Georgia, along with other issues. The meeting extensively discussed the report of Robert Walter - head of PACE observation mission for the presidential elections in Azerbaijan. In that report, the points present an analysis of the situation on the day of voting, as well as in the pre-election and post-election periods. To include this issue on the agenda of tomorrow's meeting of the Standing Committee of the PACE was important that this report was approved and adopted at today's meeting of the Bureau. According to the procedure, such documents initially submitted for discussion by the Bureau and after the adoption included in the agenda of the Standing Committee and then - Parliamentary Assembly. We were looking forward to today's meeting, because some structures, individuals trying to create some problems around this issue. Speaking at a meeting of the Bureau, I was once again brought to the attention of the members of Azerbaijan’s position. Members of the same office, in turn, expressed their opinions on the elections in Azerbaijan. It should be noted that the report prepared by Robert Walter, was approved at today's meeting. The report noted that "the presidential election was a manifestation of the expression of the political will of the Azerbaijani people."

Head of Azerbaijani delegation to PACE noted that at the Bureau meeting were also discussed differences that occurred in the statements of the European institutions on the presidential elections held in Azerbaijan: "In fact, it was one of the main issues. Council of Europe, the European Parliament, and the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE assessed the election held in Azerbaijan, as transparent, fair and democratic, which became the will of the Azerbaijani people, while the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) noted the presence of supposedly some election irregularities. On this issue, members of the Bureau, as well as the author of the report, Robert Walter and I expressed our opinions. Definitely, this problem is not Azerbaijan’s problem, it is a crisis occurring among the European institutions. Head of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Michel Voisine personally made a statement against the document presented by his own observation mission of the OSCE. As for the joint declaration of the European Parliament and the Council of Europe, most of the deputies of these organizations positively appreciated presidential elections held in Azerbaijan."

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