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US did not like elections in Azerbaijan2010-11-09 13:12
According to US Assistant Secretary of State Philip Crowley, parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan went on smoothly with the participation of all the oppositional parties and in the presence of observers; however, they do not meet the international standards, Rosbalt reports.gt-en-newsitem-inside
As was stated by Crowley, the pre-electoral atmosphere in the republic was characterized by the absence of a balanced cover of the candidates' activities, continuous limitations in the basic freedoms realization, such as the freedom of meetings and opinions, as well as by an imperfect process of the candidates enlisting, which in aggregate developed unequal fighting conditions for the candidates.
Finally, the US assistant secretary of state called upon the Azerbaijani government to concentrate upon a fair and quick consideration of all the complains related to the elections, as well as on holding accountable all the officials suspected of interfering into the electoral process.
It was reported earlier that the parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan made a great impression upon PACE and OSCE international observers.
As was reported by head of OSCE long-term mission Wolfgang Grossruck, the voting in parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan has got a generally positive appraisal. "We noted the peaceful atmosphere of the elections compared to the previous parliamentary elections; there were no incidents", - he underlined.
On his part, head of PACE observing mission Paul Wille remarked that the elections in the republic went on peacefully, the technical equipment of the elections being at a highly professional level.