AZERI OFFICIAL DECRIES ARMENIAN NGOS’ PROPOSAL TO MONITOR POLLS
8 Sep 05
Text of APA report by Azerbaijani newspaper Sarq on 8 September
headlined “Armenian NGOs want to monitor the election”
Armenian NGOs want to observe the parliamentary election in Azerbaijan,
the secretary of the Central Electoral Commission [CEC], Vidadi
Mahmudlu, has told APA.
The CEC secretary said that the intention of the Armenian NGOs is
another provocation by Yerevan and that Azerbaijan will thwart such
efforts. Mahmudlu also said that international organizations have not
answered the CEC’s appeal for assistance in acquiring a list of voters
in the Xankandi constituency [Azerbaijani citizens of Armenian origin].
“The election will be held in the Xankandi constituency. This is
definite. However, it is still not clear if the Armenians will vote
in the election or not. Therefore, the election might fail in that
constituency,” he said.