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Chairman of the Central Election Commission met with expert group of Parliamentary Assembly of Commonwealth of Independent States


Expert Group of Parliamentary Assembly of Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS PA) on long-term observation of Presidential elections in the Republic of Azerbaijan met with Mr. Mazahir Panahov, Chairman of Central Election Commission on 27 March, 2018.

Chairman sincerely greeted the visitors and emphasized the importance of observation institute in the light of ensuring transparency in elections and expressed his appreciation for long-term observers of CIS Parliamentary Assembly to observe the upcoming elections.

Head of the Group, Director of the International Institute of Monitoring Democracy, Parliamentarianism and Suffrage for the IPA CIS Member Nations Dmitriy Gladey informed that the group led by him consisted of prominent experts from different CIS countries. The goal of the group is to familiarize with the preparation for the Presidential elections in Azerbaijan and to prepare report on the observation results.

With the request of the visitors, CEC chairman Mr. Mazahir Panahov spoke about, the implemented large-scale education program, steps put for the update of voter’s lists, final preparations for the elections and also trainings for members of lower election commissions and replied to the emerged questions of the international observers.

During the meeting they also shared views on the issues of mutual interest.

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