Politics

09 September 2005 [10:23]

Andres Herkel: “I am not familiarized with the practice of participation in elections in absentia”

“It is not a normal case if a person whose candidacy was registered for participation in electrons does not participate in his election campaign.
09 September 2005 [10:15]

CEC transfers means allocated by the Ministry of Finance into bank accounts of the candidates

Means allocated from the state budget for conducting of the propaganda campaign of candidates were already transferred into the account of the Central Election Commission.
09 September 2005 [10:13]

Ilham Aliyev: "Poverty rate decreased to 40%"

“Poverty rate in Azerbaijan decreased to 40% and this figure continues to decline,” Ilham Aliyev, the Azerbaijani President, said to the Lerik public at a opening ceremony of Ex-President Heydar Aliyev’s monument.
09 September 2005 [10:09]

“Azadlig” bloc was permitted to hold rally on September 10

The appeal of the “Azadlig” bloc in conenction with holding a mass action in Baku on September 10 was responded positively by the Baku city Executive Power yesterday.
09 September 2005 [10:03]

Candidacy of Elmira Suleymanova was put forward to the post of the Commissar on Human Rights of the Council of Europe

The candidacy of the Ombudsman Elmira Suleymanova was put forward to the post of the Commissar on Human Rights of the Council of Europe.
09 September 2005 [09:56]

The court kept the decision on imprisonment of Rasul Guliyev in force

The claim of Azerbaijan Democrat Party (ADP) against Prosecutor General Zakir Garalov was reviewed in the court of Sabayil district yesterday.
09 September 2005 [09:29]

The visit of the president Ilham Aliyev to the south region started

The visit of the president Ilham Aliyev to the south region started yesterday.
09 September 2005 [09:22]

Republican Institute to organize television debate for candidates from 10 constituencies

International Republican Institute (IRI) will implement a new project with regard to the parliamentary elections in October.
09 September 2005 [09:10]

IRI to hold a republic-wide youth conference on “The youth in Policy: Activity of the Parliament”

The International Republicans Institute (IRI) will start a republic-wide youth conference on “The youth in Policy: Activity of the Parliament” at the “Aqua Park” hotel of Novkhani today.
09 September 2005 [09:08]

Sabir Rustamhanli: “Without national front Party of Azerbaijan dialogue authority-opposition may not take place”

There are no forces at the current stage, striving for disruption of the dialogue authority –opposition, the initiator of the next meeting between the authority and the opposition.
09 September 2005 [08:17]

ADP headquarters attacked

About 20 persons attacked the headquarters of Azerbaijan Democrat Party (ADP) at about 9.00 yesterday morning.
09 September 2005 [08:12]

KLO protests to the intention of Armenian NGOs to observe elections in Azerbaijan

The Karabakh Liberation Organization (KLO) spread a declaration in connection with the intention of a group of Armenian NGOs to observe parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan.
09 September 2005 [08:10]

U.S. urges Azerbaijan to show commitment to democratic future

The United States is urging Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and his government to continue on a path that demonstrates their commitment to Azerbaijan's democratic future and to take all necessary steps to ensure the success of the upcoming November elections, U.S. Ambassador Julie Finley stated in her address to a special session of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on Tuesday.
09 September 2005 [08:08]

Talks on restoration of authority-opposition dialogue started

Musavat Party advocates the restoration of the dialogue between the authorities and opposition.
09 September 2005 [08:05]

CE monitoring committee heard a report by PACE rapporteur on Azerbaijan

A next meeting of the PACE Monitoring Committee was held in Antalia, Turkey, on Wednesday. Asim Mollazade, Azerbaijani parliamentary representative to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), who also attended the meeting, said the gathering first discussed the fulfillment of CE obligations by Ukraine and activities of the democratic institutes in Moldova.
09 September 2005 [08:04]

Heiki Talvitie is expected to visit Azerbaijan this month

European Union special envoy on South Caucasus Heiki Talvitie is expected to visit Azerbaijan this month.
09 September 2005 [08:01]

Ilham Aliyev: “Non-constructive approach by Armenia impedes peaceable resolution of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict”

«Non-constructive approach by Armenia impedes the peaceable resolution of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.
09 September 2005 [07:58]

Armenian forces killed Azeri soldier

Violation of the ceasefire by Armenian Armed Forces resulted in the death of our more one military man.
08 September 2005 [11:21]

ADP to realize joint measures with the “Azadlig” bloc for Rasul Guliyev’s returning to Azerbaijan

The Azerbaijan Democrat Party will realize all measures it will take in connection with Rasul Guliyev’s returning to Azerbaijan together with the “Azadlig” bloc.
08 September 2005 [11:19]

A report on the pre-election situation in Azerbaijan was listened to in the sitting of the PACE Monitoring Committee

The next sitting of the Monitoring Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) started its work in Antalia yesterday.
08 September 2005 [11:04]

Goran Lenmarker to come to Azerbaijan after the parliamentary elections

OSCE Parliamentary Assembly co-rapporteur on Nagorno Karabakh Goran Lenmarker will come to Azerbaijan after the parliamentary elections.
08 September 2005 [10:53]

NDPA proposes mutual liability to opposition leaders

The National Democratic party of Azerbaijan (NDPA) organizes a joint meeting of all opposition parties to hold democratic parliamentary elections and prevent possible falsifications.
08 September 2005 [10:50]

President received the commander of the land forces of the Armed Forces of Turkey Yashar Boyukanit

The president Ilham Aliyev received the delegation led by the commander of the land forces of the Armed Forces of Turkey, General of the Army Yashar Boyukanit yesterday.
08 September 2005 [10:08]

The list of polling stations to be established in the military units compiled

The Central Election Commission will control holding democratic and transparent parliamentary elections in the military units-CEC secretary Vidadi Mahmudlu told APA.
08 September 2005 [09:57]

Ilham Aliyev: “Economic, political and defense cooperation between Azerbaijan and Turkey serves to ensuring stability in the entire region”

Economic, political and defense cooperation between Azerbaijan and Turkey serves to ensuring stability in the entire region, such a statement was made on 7 September by the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev at the meeting with the delegation headed by the commander-in-chief of the ground troops of the Turkish Air Forces general Yashar Byukanit.
08 September 2005 [09:55]

Representatives of the PA Government Services Company will arrive to Baku

Representatives of the winner of the tender held by the American government for conducting exit-poll in elections to be held in Azerbaijan PA Government Services worldwide consulting company will arrive in Baku in these days.
08 September 2005 [09:24]

Talks with Lukoil on drilling second exploration well on Yalama probable in Sept

“The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) does not rule out opportunities for holding this month talks with representatives of the Russian company LUKOIL on prospects of drilling of the second exploration well on the Yalama field (D-222) in the Azerbaijani section of the Caspian.”
08 September 2005 [09:01]

Araz Alizade: “I don’t believe the sincerity of “Azadlig” bloc in its intention of cooperation”

The probability of the cooperation of “Yeni Siyaset” bloc with “Azadlig” bloc is very little.
08 September 2005 [08:57]

OSCE’s one week training program on correct police conduct during public demonstrations ends

Over 50 representatives of Azerbaijani law enforcement agencies yesterday completed one-week training programme on correct police conduct during public demonstrations and received certificates of recognition from the OSCE Office in Baku.
08 September 2005 [08:54]

Embassy of Azerbaijan to function in Japan soon

Embassy of Azerbaijan is going to function in Japan.
08 September 2005 [08:53]

Politsh Ambassador: “Poland recognizes territorial integrity of Azerbaijan”

“Nagorno-Karabakh is part of Azerbaijan, the territorial integrity of which Poland recognizes,” Kshihstof Krayevskiy, the newly appointed Ambassador of Poland to Azerbaijan, told Trend.
08 September 2005 [08:47]

ADP started “orange tent” campaign

An orange tent was erected in the balcony of the headquarters of Azerbaijan Democrat Party this morning.
08 September 2005 [08:44]

2059 candidates to MP to ballot

A total of 2059 candidates will participate in the forthcoming parliamentary elections to be held in Azerbaijan on 6 November 2005.
08 September 2005 [08:41]

Armenian NGOs intend to observe the elections

Non-governmental organizations of Armenia intend to observe the parliamentary elections due to in Azerbaijan.
07 September 2005 [10:51]

Central Election Commission finalized the stage of registration of candidates

A next meeting of the Central Election Commission was held yesterday. Complaints and appeals were investigated in the meeting, directions in connection with propaganda of candidates was discussed.
07 September 2005 [10:47]

Court process on abolishing Rasul Guliyev’s inviolability postponed

The appeal of the party on abolishing chairman of Azerbaijan Democrat Party ADP) Rasul Guliyev’s inviolability was reviewed by the court of Sabayel district yesterday.
07 September 2005 [10:45]

Prosecutor General ordered Interior Ministry to arrest Ayaz Mutellibov

The Ministry of Interior Affairs was charged with execution of the court decision on arresting Ayaz Mutellibov.
07 September 2005 [10:42]

Propaganda-agitation campaign of candidates to the deputy starts today

The stage of registration of candidates for participating in the parliamentary elections ended the day before yesterday.
07 September 2005 [10:31]

TABDC co-chairman Kaan Soyak: “Conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia cannot be resolved by keeping the borderlines close”

Co-chairman of Council for Development of Turkey-Armenia Economical Relations (TABDC) Kaan Soyak’s exclusive interview to “APA”.
07 September 2005 [10:01]

Terry Davis: “CE drew up special election plan to help Azerbaijan – CE Sec-Gen”

Trend interviews Terry Davis, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.
07 September 2005 [09:52]

Ali Karimli gave press conference

Chairman of PFPA(r) Ali Karimli gave a press conference on “Azadlig” bloc’s election campaign.
07 September 2005 [09:50]

Session of PACE monitoring committee will not discuss any issue on Azerbaijan

“I will not participate in the forthcoming session of the PACE Monitoring Committee to be held in Antalia, Turkey, but I can say that the major issues in the agenda will be linked with the state in Moldova and Ukraine.
07 September 2005 [08:58]

The Nagorno Karabkah issue to be discussed in Greece

Next meeting of the education, culture and social questions committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black sea Economic Partnership organization will be held in Saloniki city of Greece on October 4-5.
07 September 2005 [08:56]

OSCE chairman: “Resolution of Nagorno-Karabakh by late 2005 possible only through will of conflict sides”

(ARKA) the resolution of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict by the end of 2005 is possible only through the will of the conflict sides, the chairman-in-office of the OSCE, Dimitrij Rupel, told a news conference in Yerevan.
07 September 2005 [08:51]

Asim Molazade: “Democratic elections in Azerbaijan to come out a test for democracy”

The democratic elections in Azerbaijan are a great test for the country. It is the test to reiterate the democracy and establishment of a favorable international image of the country, Asim Mollazada, the chairman of the Democratic Reforms Party (DRP) stated on Monday.
07 September 2005 [08:37]

President will visit the south region at the week-end

The president Ilham Aliyev is expected to visit the south region for the second time during the last one year.
06 September 2005 [09:42]

Davis noted that his current visit to Baku was dedicated to appraisal of the pre-elections situation in Azerbaijan and Karabakh conflict would be left untouched.

15 thousand transparent ballot boxes will be used in the parliamentary elections.
06 September 2005 [09:41]

Preparations for the parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan should be done more professionally than previous years, CE Sec-Gen urges

“The preparations for the parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan should be implemented in more professional way than the previous years and discuss the issue with Azerbaijani leadership, Terry Davis, the Council of Europe Secretary General, said in Heydar Aliyev airport on 4 September.
06 September 2005 [09:38]

3334 persons’ names included into the voter’s list on Khankendi constituency #122

3334 persons’ names have been included into the voter’s list on Khankendi constituency #122 so far.
06 September 2005 [09:25]

CEC chairman Mazahir Panahov met with Terry Davis

The chairman of the Central Election Commission (CEC) met the secretary general of the Council of Europe Terry Davis yesterday.
06 September 2005 [09:15]

Statoil probably to participate in construction of Aktau-Baku pipeline within BTC project

(Kazakhstan today) – “The Norwegian Statoil State Oil Company does not exclude participation in the construction of the Actau-Baku pipeline within the Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan (BTC) project,” Per Einar Rettedal, the manager general of the Statoil on Kazakhstan, told Trend.
06 September 2005 [09:10]

Terry Davis and Dmitrij Rupel met with the opposition representatives

The Council of Europe Secretary General Terry Davis met with representatives of the opposition in Baku Information Office of the Council of Europe yesterday.
06 September 2005 [08:43]

Initiatives on changes to EC 2 months prior elections are attempt to break elections

The initiatives on changes to the Elections Code (EC) two months prior to the elections are nothing else than attempts for breaking the elections, while there is not necessity in it, Ali Hassanov, the head of the Public and Political Department at the President’s Apparat, said.
06 September 2005 [08:42]

Candidacy of Ayaz Mutallibov registered

The candidacy of the co-chairman of the Azerbaijan Social Democrat Party (ASDP), ex-president Ayaz Mutallibov was registered in the Yasamal third election constituency #17.
06 September 2005 [08:22]

Rupel: “I hope Azerbaijan will fulfill all commitments for holding democratic elections”

«I appreciate highly the steps taken by Azerbaijan on fulfilling the OSCE and the Venice Commission recommendations, aimed at holding democratic and fair parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan.»
06 September 2005 [08:20]

Sefa Mirzayev: “It is offensive to make voters dip their fingers into the ink in the elections”

“It is offensive to make voters dip their fingers into the ink”-Head of Milli Majlis (parliament) Body, member of Azerbaijani working group to Venice Commission Sefa Mirzayev to APA.
06 September 2005 [08:18]

Reno Harnish: “Voters must be actively involved in parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan”

The Azerbaijani voters should be actively involved in the parliamentary elections to ensure the will of the population, the USA Ambassador to Azerbaijan Reno Harnish said in a statement on 5 September at the conference “Elections and Democratic Development.”
06 September 2005 [08:15]

Sitting of Council of Europe sub-committee on Nagorno Karabakh to take place in Paris on 12 September

The second sitting of Council of Europe sub-committee on Nagorno Karabakh will take place in Paris on 12 September.
06 September 2005 [08:07]

Fuad Aleskerov commented on immunity status of Rasul Guliyev

The ex-Speaker, chairman of the Democratic Party of Azerbaijan (DPA) Rasul Guliyev has been registered at the Central Election Committee (CEC) as a candidate to MP and the “immunity status” has not been removed from him, head of the department on law enforcement bodies of the Azerbaijan’s President Executive Office Fuad Aleskerov told the conference “Elections and Democratic Development” on 5 September.
06 September 2005 [08:04]

Conference on “Elections and democratic development” of the Council of Europe held in Baku

The conference on “Elections and democratic development” organized by the Council of Europe (CE) was held at the “Europe” hotel yesterday.
05 September 2005 [09:43]

Candidacy of 2035 persons to the deputy registered

The stage of registration of the candidates will end on September 7 and the propaganda agitation campaign of the candidates will start after this.
05 September 2005 [09:36]

U.S. Ambasador to OSCE: “U.S. observes elections processes Azerbaijan with great interest”

The United States is watching the election process in Azerbaijan with great interest.
05 September 2005 [09:20]

Azeri President will not to participate in 60th session of UN General Assembly

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev does not plan to participate in the 60th session of the UN General Assembly to be held in New York in September 2005.
05 September 2005 [08:52]

Elmar Mammadyarov to make a speech in the meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council on September 6

Two special meetings of the OSCE Permanent Council will be held on September 6.
05 September 2005 [08:47]

Next meeting between Oskanyan and Mammadyarov to take place in October

The next meeting between the ministers of foreign affairs of Azerbaijan and Armenia can take place in October.
03 September 2005 [12:49]

49% of the Azerbaijani youth support the military way of solving the Upper Garabagh conflict

The Karabakh Liberation Organization held an inquiry aimed revealing the attitude of the society in connection with the ways of solution of the Karabakh problem.
03 September 2005 [12:45]

Candidacy of Ayaz Mutallibov will be likely to consider on 4 September in CEC of Azerbaijan

Registration of the candidacy of the Azerbaijan’s former President, co-chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Azerbaijan (SDPA) Ayaz Mutallibov will likely to take place on 4 September.
03 September 2005 [12:42]

USA Embassy announced the name of the company to hold exit-poll in the elections

The US Agency of International Development (USAID) announced a new project contract as part of the technical cooperation with Azerbaijan which is expanded.
03 September 2005 [12:40]

Robert Kocharyan: “I‘ve never given reason to guess on changes in Armenia’s position on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict solution”

(Mediamax) – “I’ve never given reason to guess on changes in Armenia’s position on the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict,” Robert Kocharian, the Armenian President stated on Friday.
03 September 2005 [12:37]

The government of Azerbaijan adopted a decision on rendering $ 500.000 of extraordinary aid to USA

The government of Azerbaijan adopted a decision in connection with rendering humanitarian aid to the USA government taking into consideration great human pangs and destructions the USA states situated in the bank of the Gulf of Mexico are faced with in the result of the “Katrina” hurricane and the fact that many people lost their homes.
03 September 2005 [12:35]

Media monitoring due in Azerbaijan

The Council of Europe in partnership with the National Council of Press, the Central Elections Committee and the Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting will conduct a monitoring in the Azerbaijani media shortly.
03 September 2005 [12:21]

“Azadlig” bloc applied to the Mayor’s Office for holding rally on 10 September

“Azadlig” bloc today applied to the Mayor’s Office for holding the next-march rally in Baku on 10 September. APA was informed from the press service of PFPA(r).
03 September 2005 [12:18]

CEC finds it impossible involvement of armenian representatives as observers in Azerbaijan

«Azerbaijan has no diplomatic links with Armenia, therefore availability of the Armenian representatives at the elections as observers is impossible.»
03 September 2005 [12:16]

Ali Karimli sent a letter to Mazahir Panahov

The PFPA(r) chairman Ali Karimli sent a letter to the chairman of the Central Election Commission Mazahir Panahov.
03 September 2005 [12:09]

OSCE long-term observation mission to arrive in Baku on 5 September

The main staff of the OSCE long-term observation mission will arrive in Baku on September 5.