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?gshin Mehtiyev: No decisions taken during PACE sub-committee sitting on parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan

26 January 2006 [21:42] - TODAY.AZ
No specific decisions have been taken during the sitting of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) sub-committee on January 26, the permanent representative of Azerbaijan to CE, the Ambassador Agshin Mehtiyev stated.

As Trend reports, basically the resolution adopted at the PACE yesterday's sitting on Azerbaijan and its assessment were under discussion. A special attention has been paid to the involvement of the opposition in the parliamentary work and the forthcoming by-elections.

"The debates passed in working and calm atmosphere. The opposition insisted on the parity formation of the election committees. Representatives of the ruling party (New Azerbaijan party-YAP) stated, YAP is ready for the constructive cooperation on the matter, however, to this end, the opposition is to take part in the work of the Parliament and the upcoming by-elections, showing constructivity", Mehtiev was quoted as saying.

It should be noted, at the sitting held behind the closed doors during one hour the head of the Azerbaijan parliamentary delegation to PACE Samed Seyidov, the vice-Speaker of the Parliament Bahar Muradova, the PACE co-rapporteur on Azerbaijan Andres Herkel, as well as the chairman of the oppositional National Front Party of Azerbaijan (PFPA, reformists) Ali Kerimli and the first deputy of the Democratic Party of Azerbaijan (DPA) Sardar Djalaloglu took part in the sitting. Leo Platvoet chaired the meeting.


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