ODIHR: Identify democratic elections — not our business …

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After the parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan, the OSCE said that "to advance the country should do more to develop truly pluralistic democracy."

Head office OBSE in Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) in Baku, Ambassador Avdry Glover in an interview with Radio Liberty, said that "the conditions necessary for democratic elections were not created.

Responding to a question, can we expect a democratic election at a time when journalists and bloggers in prison, Avdry Glover said:

"Well, it's not really for us to determine whether the democratic elections …"

Then the head of the OSCE Office clarified:

Glover: "What we do — we provide the facts of the matter do other conclusions from them. But is not part of our mandate to declare that the election was rigged in part or tsalkam.Ne, we can not say so."

Meanwhile, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry said that the assessment of the elections by the Dyarzhdepartamantu United States differs from the estimate given by the OSCE. The representative of the United States Dyarzhdepartamantu Philip Crowley said, that elections did not meet international standards, and that Washington supports the evaluation of observers, from which it follows that "the holding of these elections as a whole can not talk about the significant progress in the democratic development of the country."

As the press service of the Foreign Ministry, Foreign Minister Elmar Mamedyarav during a meeting with the Director of the Office in the Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the OSCE Janez Lenarcic drew attention to the contradictory position of the OSCE: "It is arguable that the ODIHR OSCE welcomes the process of voting in 90 percent of districts, and at the same time points to a serious violation of the electoral process."

Radio Liberty, addressed to the office of the OSCE in Vienna for comment and after getting him to introduce visitors

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