07 November 2005 [11:35]

YAP is sure of its victory

"The parliamentary elections held on Sunday succeeded," Ali Ahmadov, the Executive Secretary of the Yeni Azerbaijan (New Azerbaijan) Party said at a news conference on Sunday.
06 November 2005 [22:28]

Etibar Mammadov did not face any serious violations

"No serious violations were revealed in the elections," stated Etibar Mammadov, the leader of the Azerbaijan National Independence Party (ANIP).
06 November 2005 [22:17]

Five members of CEC think elections had mass violations - UPDATED

At 9:00 p.m. the CEC held an exceptional session called on the demand of five members of the CEC with Vidadi Makhmudov heading them.
06 November 2005 [21:44]

"Azadliq" block: Elections were totally falsified

"Azadliq" bloc is going to demand cancellation of the election results.
06 November 2005 [18:48]

Kerimli states that PFPA observers witnessed mass violations at polling stations

"We have registered mass violations during today elections" stated the leader of the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan Ali Kerimli.
06 November 2005 [17:11]

Sardar Jalalogly: Even if Guliev is elected a deputy he will not return to the country

The Democratic Party of Azerbaijan decided to leave on Rasul Guliev to decide whether he wants to come back.
06 November 2005 [16:51]

US embassy closely monitors voting process at Rasul Guliev's voting precinct

The embassy of the United States is closely observing the voting process at the voting precinct where ex-speaker Rasul Guliev is running.
06 November 2005 [12:31]

Ilham Aliyev: We believe that the elections will be transparent and democratic

The president gave a small interview while visiting polling station at the school #6 at Sabayil precinct 29.
06 November 2005 [12:21]

Vladimir Rushaylo: There are some shortcomings in Elections

The CIS Executive Secretary, head of the CIS Observation Mission Vladimir Rushaylo commented on the Elections' process.
06 November 2005 [10:12]

Faramaz Javadov - Head of Guliev's elections headquarters was released on Saturday night

Faramaz Javadov, arrested during the Friday search at the election headquarters of Rasul Guliyev was released yesterday night.
05 November 2005 [14:48]

GUAM: Russian military presence hinders regulation of conflicts in Georgia and Moldova

"The Russian military presence hinders regulation of the conflicts in Georgia and Moldova," says a joint statement spread by the delegations of the GUAM countries (Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova) adopted at the meeting of the OSCE Standing Council in Vienna on Thursday.
05 November 2005 [14:22]

Azerbaijan adopts a joint communiquewith Turkey

The law "On adoption of a joint communique between Azerbaijan and Turkey" became effective on Saturday, November 5. The communique was signed by the sides in Baku on 30 June and adopted by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on 30 September 2005.
05 November 2005 [14:06]

Russian delegation visited the Alley of Martyrs in Baku

On November 4, representatives of the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of Russia, who came to Azerbaijan to observe the forthcoming elections to Milli Majlis, visited the Alley of Honors.
05 November 2005 [14:04]

CEC holds routine session

Regular session of the Central Election Commission under presidency of Mazahir Panahov took place on November 4.
05 November 2005 [14:00]

US Department of State calls Azerbaijan to implement decrees relating to Elections

The US Department of State called for implementation of the important decrees of President Ilham Aliyev connected to the parliamentary elections in the country, the Washington-based correspondent of AzerTAc said. This was announced in the statement disseminated on November 4 by the Department of State’s press secretary Shon McKormak.
05 November 2005 [13:37]

Inhabitants of Nagorno-Karabakh are willing to vote at the Khankendi Constituency #122

The Central Election Commission has received letters from citizens of Azerbaijan living currently on the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh and registered at Khankendi Constituency #122.
04 November 2005 [18:45]

President of Azerbaijan comments arrests of high ranking officials

"All attempts for upheaval will be prevented hence," said the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev in an interview to the Russian First TV channel.
04 November 2005 [18:33]

"Azadliq" block will hold demonstrations on November 8-10

The "Azadliq" bloc made a decision on holding mass demonstrations on November 8, 9 and 10," informs the head of the Musavat Party Isa Gambar.
04 November 2005 [17:21]

CEC informs that it will post all results at its web page

The "Elections" Information Center of the Central Election Commission (CEC) will post information on activity of voters and initial results of the elections in 24 hours. It was announced that the "Elections" Information Center will work without a break from 8:00 a.m. November 6 to 7:00 p.m. November 7.
04 November 2005 [17:14]

CEC registered 1291 international observers

The number of registered by CEC international observers that will monitor the parliamentary elections has reached 1291.
04 November 2005 [17:08]

Vladimir Rushaylo arrived in Azerbaijan to monitor elections

The CIS Executive Secretary, head of the CIS Observation Mission to observe the elections to Milli Majlis (parliament) Vladimir Rushaylo arrived in Baku yesterday.
04 November 2005 [16:20]

Candidate Asadov accuses his rival - Ibadov of unfair campaigning

Edimad Asadov who is a registered candidate at the Nizami constituency #24 complained to District Electoral Committee about his rival Rza Ibadov.
04 November 2005 [15:37]

Rasul Guliev's headquarters being searched for unknown reasons by MNS

A search was performed by representatives of the Ministry of National Security at the headquarters of Rasul Guliev on Thursday.
04 November 2005 [14:59]

Azerbaijan does not mind US to help citizens of Azerbaijan living in Nagorno-Karabakh

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Republic considers decision of the US to allocate $3 billions for Nagorno-Karabakh to be an aid for the citizens of Azerbaijan.
04 November 2005 [14:16]

Khankendi precincts announce readyness for elections

The chairman of Khankendi Constituency Election Commission (ConEC) #122 Allahveri Dolukhanov infomed APA news agency that the commission has completed all preparation works under relevant instructions.
04 November 2005 [13:34]

1561 candidates to contest for 125 chairs of Milli Majlis

The Independent Press Center (IPC) informs that already 502 registered candidates left the election marathon due to different reasons.
04 November 2005 [13:29]

Purges in YAP continue

More than 400 Yeni Azerbaijan Party members who nominated their candidacies not complying with the YAP's grand election list have been dismissed from the party.
04 November 2005 [13:12]

PFPA Nakhchivan branch rejects to recognize results of the Elections beforehand

The Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan's Nakhchivan branch informed beforehand that it will not recognize results of elections to Milli Majlis and Supreme Majlis of Nakhchivan AR.
04 November 2005 [13:07]

"Azadliq" bloc will not rally on November 7

Board of chairmen of "Azadliq" bloc held its next sitting on Thursday, November 3.
04 November 2005 [12:45]

21 observers and 11 journalists from Norway will follow parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan

11 Journalists from various Norway TV channels and papers have already arrived in Baku to observe November 6 Parliamentary elections.
03 November 2005 [17:02]

Oppositionists arrested on October 17 were released today

Persons, detained by police on October 17 in Baku have been released," informed deputy head of the Baku City Chief Poilice Department Yashar Aliyev.
03 November 2005 [15:57]

Defense minister discusses with German diplomats prospects of Azerbaijani-German military cooperation

Defense Minister, colonel-general Safar Abiyev received German ambassador to Azerbaijan Detlev Lingeman and military attach?, brigade General Peter Shafranken.
03 November 2005 [15:40]

US embassy in Baku denies that PA Consulting was specifically choosing precincts for exit-poll

"Constituencies where the US Company PA Consulting Group will conduct the exit-poll were determined by means of a special computer program and accidental selection method," explained a representative of the US embassy to Azerbaijan.
03 November 2005 [14:39]

The US Department of State closely watches the Elections in Azerbaijan

The spokesman of the US State Department Sean McCormack: "We put out a statement on October 26 concerning our hopes for the elections. We are watching the elections in Azerbaijan closely. It is something that our Embassy monitors on a daily basis".
03 November 2005 [14:16]

Ali Kerimli: "In case of unfair elections in Azerbaijan opposition will struggle against the results"

The Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan leader Ali Kerimli in his Thursday press conference shared with journalists his vision of actions of "Azadliq" block in case of unfair elections.
03 November 2005 [13:47]

Voters will not need to show their voter's cards at the elections

"Citizens who are planning to participate in the elections will be able to vote without having their voter’s card with them," said the head of the CEC’s press service Azer Saryev.
03 November 2005 [13:26]

115 violations registered in Sheki

No violation was registered in Ujar constituency 91, Trend reports referring to the report of the Election Monitoring Center (EMC) on the pre-election campaign.
02 November 2005 [18:38]

Azerbaijan Defense Minister meets in Baku with delegation of OSCE/ODIHR

The Defense Minister of Azerbaijan Republic, General-Colonel Safar Abiyev received a delegation headed by the leader of the observation mission of OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) in Azerbaijan Gerth Arens, the press service of the Defense Ministry told Trend news agency.
02 November 2005 [18:21]

Nasimi district court decides that Ruslan Bashirli is going to spend more time in jail

The Nasimi district court reviewed the case on prolongation of the detention period of the head of the "Yeni Fikir" [New Idea]Youth Movement Ruslan Bashirli who was arrested in August of this year.
02 November 2005 [18:10]

PA Consulting Group will conduct exit-poll in 65 constituencies

The PA Consulting Group funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) will hold exit-poll in 65 constituencies, selected at random, the USAID Azerbaijan’s office told Trend.
02 November 2005 [17:45]

For five years Milli Majlis adopted more than thousand bills

"Milli Majlis (parliament) held more than 300 sessions for the past 5 years" said the head of the press service of the parliament Agshin Babayev.
02 November 2005 [17:40]

Sardar Jalaloglu comments Rasul Guliev's second attempt to arrive in Azerbaijan

"Rasul Guliyev made a decision on returning to Azerbaijan himself, and he will himself announce the date of his return. I cannot give exact information", said the first deputy of the chairman of the Democratic Party, Sardar Jalaloglu.
02 November 2005 [15:27]

Co-author of Venice Commission’s report on Elections Code of Azerbaijan will monitor elections in Baku

"Peter Paczolay, a co-author of the final opinion on Elections Code of Azerbaijan, developed by the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe, a Hungarian parliamentarian, will arrive in Baku to monitor the parliamentary elections in the country," informs the PACE Secretariat based in Strasbourg.
02 November 2005 [14:51]

During elections old USSR passports and forms #9 will be allowed to be used for identity verification

The Central Election Commission's secretary Vidadi Mahmudlu presented at Tuesday sitting of the CEC the list of documents verifying identities of the citizens and non-citizens of Azerbaijan Republic having right to vote.
02 November 2005 [14:32]

The date of Guliyev's return will become known on November 3

The date of the return of the chairman of the Azerbaijan Democrat Party (ADP) to Azerbaijan will be determined at a meeting of the Supreme Majlis to be held on November 3.
02 November 2005 [14:18]

Registration of observers will continue up to the Elections day

The secretary of the Central Election Commission Natig Mammadov stated that the term was prolonged in accordance with the latest decree on elections issued by the head of state.
02 November 2005 [14:11]

Farhad Aliyev rejects to testify since does not believe that it will change anything

The former minister of economic development Farhad Aliyev being kept in the Investigational Jail of the Ministry of Economic Development (MED) was questioned again today.
02 November 2005 [13:21]

Ali Insanov says he is remorseful of his actions

The Office of Prosecutor General, Ministries of National Security and Internal Affairs of Azerbaijan issued a joint statement on Tuesday evening, reports Trend.
01 November 2005 [18:24]

Safarov's trial in Hungary drags on

Ramil Safarov a lieutenant of the Azerbaijani Army arrested in Hungary for a murder of Armenian officer will have to take another medical examination.
01 November 2005 [17:24]

Five countries of the Caspian region discuss the sea problems at Alma-Ata, Kazachstan

The fluctuations of the Caspian Sea's water level will be discussed at a conference on provision of a stable development of the coastal line of the Caspian sea, that started on Tuesday in Alma- Ata, Kazachstan.
01 November 2005 [17:09]

70 candidates in 4 precincts in Ganja city will participate in elections on November 6

Former executive head of Ganja city Rasim Dashdemirov and a member of Milli Majlis Nizami Ahmadov withdrew their candidacies.
01 November 2005 [17:06]

Asim Mollazadeh has met with EU Troika representatives

At the meeting Mollazadeh answered EU guests' guestions regarding the Parliamentary Elections in Azerbaijan.
01 November 2005 [15:35]

Monitoring shows no campaigning violations by TV channels

The results of the monitoring held during the last week show that TV channels noticeably prevented law violations concerning the election campaign after the warning by the National Council for Television and Radio (NCTR).
01 November 2005 [15:04]

204 foreign journalists will observe the Parliamentary elections

204 foreign journalists from 52 international mass media have been accredited by the Central Election Commission (CEC) for observing the parliamentary elections.
01 November 2005 [14:14]

Candidate dies from a heart attack

The candidate from the Surakhani second election constituency # 31, chairman of the Independent Politicians Movement Geyrat Guluzade (Guliyev) died because of cardiac decompensation today.
01 November 2005 [13:33]

1579 candidates continue the race

Candidacies of 484 parliamentary candidates have been cancelled by the CEC.
01 November 2005 [13:28]

Mazahir Panahov meets Lintner and Verner at CEC's headquarters

Head of the Central Election Commission Mazahir Panahov met with vise-chairman of Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Committee for National Affairs and Human Rights Edward Lintner and German former Prime Minister, Professor Verner Munkhin today.
01 November 2005 [13:18]

Baku Mayor office does not permit Azadliq to stage its concert at Narimanov Park

The executive power of Baku responded negatively to the request of “Azadlig” bloc on holding a rally-concert in Narimanov Park on 4 November.
31 October 2005 [18:59]

President Aliyev comments foreign policy of Azerbaijan

"Azerbaijan has no foreign troops or soldiers. We don’t plan it in the future as well," Ilham Aliyev, the Azerbaijani President, stated in an interview to Turkish mass media. He was commenting a report of world media on a placement of foreign troops or a military base in the country.
31 October 2005 [18:51]

PACE committee deputy chairman believes in democratic elections in Azerbaijan

Deputy chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) committee on legal and human rights issues, Lintner believes that the forthcoming parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan will be held democratically.
31 October 2005 [18:45]

Soldier accused of cooperation with Armenian inteligence services received 14 years of prison

The Court Martial for grave crimes of Azerbaijan summarized on October 31 the results of the court hearing on the case of Zaur Veysov, charged with the state treason, the judge Mammadbagir Zeynalov told Trend news agency.
31 October 2005 [18:30]

CEC bought 5500 lamps and 11,200 containers with transparent ink

In general, about 5500 special lamps will be bought for checking finger-inking of electors in the parliamentary elections.
31 October 2005 [16:03]

85 candidates sign Karabakh Declaration

A presentation ceremony of the Karabakh Declaration signed by candidates to the deputy on the initiative of the Karabakh Liberation Organization (KLO) and Karabakh Coordination Council was held on Friday, October 29.
31 October 2005 [15:11]

Karabakh Liberation Organization commemorates 12 anniversary of the fall of Zangilan

Karabakh Liberation Organization (KLO) and a group of former fighters visited Martyrs’ Alley on the 12th anniversary of occupation of Zangilan region by Armenia on Friday.
31 October 2005 [14:55]

Guliev's lawyer is set free after interrogation

Former prosecutor of the Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan, Justice General Huseyn Huseynov was set free after two hours of giving testimonies as a witness in the Office for Fighting Organized Crime of MIA yesterday.
31 October 2005 [14:34]

Number of international observers reaches 1060

Central Election Commission informs that so far 1060 international observers have been registered by the CEC.
31 October 2005 [14:25]

Armenian Defence Minister cautions Azerbaijan not to start military operations

"Azerbaijan should avoid starting military operations, because it will be harmful both for Armenia and Azerbaijan," announced Armenian Defense Minister Serj Sarkisyan.
31 October 2005 [13:59]

YAP expells one of its members for disobedience

The vice-chairman of the Masalli district branch of the Yeni Azerbaijan Party (YAP) Amina Seyidzade was expelled from the party.
31 October 2005 [13:53]

One Azeri soldier wounded as a result of Armenian ceasefire violation

Armenian troops again violated the ceasefire regime, this time breaking it in the direction of Ayag Gervend village of Aghdam district.
31 October 2005 [12:55]

CEC of Azerbaijan discusses ink application process

The Central Election Commission (CEC) held its regular sitting on Friday. The main issue discussed at the sitting was adoption of the guidelines on finger-inking process during the parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan.
29 October 2005 [18:02]

Armenia breaks ceasefire regime again shooting at Azeri positions

APA news agency informs that today at 6 a.m. Armenian forces at occupied territories opened fired at Azeri positions situated near Margushevan village.
29 October 2005 [17:37]

More medical workers are being arrested in Azerbaijan

More medical workers are arrested in connection with the coup attempt.
29 October 2005 [16:07]

Azerbaijan and Armenia will continue talks after both will be over with elections

"Negotiations on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict will continue just after the parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan on 6 November and referendum on changes to the constitution in Armenia on 28 November," Elmar Mammadyarov, the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister, said journalists on Friday.
29 October 2005 [15:25]

Talks on Action Plan between Azerbaijan and EU are not over and will be continued

European Union Troika which is on a visit to Baku held a press conference on Friday.
29 October 2005 [14:26]

Arrested ex-ministers are ostracized from ruling party

The Political Council of the Yeni Azerbaijan Party (YAP) discussed social-political situation existing on the eve of the elections and party’s preparatory work for the elections at the meeting on October 28.