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Despite large number of candidates, Azerbaijan elections lacked genuine competition and choice, observers say

The restrictive legislation and political environment prevented genuine competition in Azerbaijan’s early parliamentary elections, international observers said in a preliminary statement published today. More

PACE to observe the early parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan

A 25-member delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, led by Frank Schwabe, will travel to Azerbaijan from 7 to 10 February to observe the conduct of the early parliamentary elections. More

General environment not appropriate for democratic elections, says PACE pre-electoral delegation to Azerbaijan

A delegation was in Baku to assess the pre-electoral climate of the early parliamentary elections. It stressed that there was a lot of room for improvement and that the period of time left until election day should allow some improvements. More

Belarus: curbs on freedoms and concerns over procedural integrity tarnish elections

Fundamental freedoms were disregarded and the integrity of the election process was not adequately safeguarded in the elections, even as the number of registered candidates increased, international observers said. More

PACE to observe the early parliamentary elections in Belarus

A PACE delegation, led by Lord David Blencathra, will travel to Belarus to observe the conduct of the early parliamentary elections, alongside observers from the OSCE-PA and the OSCE-ODIHR. More

Following withdrawal of invitation, PACE pre-electoral delegation in Ukraine ends its work early

Following the Verkhovna Rada's decision to withdraw its invitation to PACE to observe the early parliamentary elections in Ukraine, the pre-electoral delegation decided to cease its activity prematurely. More