PACE to observe the presidential election in Azerbaijan

Strasbourg, 30.09.2013 – A 32-member delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), headed by Robert Walter (United Kingdom, EDG), will visit Azerbaijan from 7-10 October 2013 to observe the presidential election alongside observers from the European Parliament, the OSCE’s Parliamentary Assembly and its Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR).

The delegation will meet candidates, the Chairman of the Central Electoral Commission, and representatives of a cross-section of political parties, NGOs and the media, before being deployed around the country to observe the ballot on 9 October.
A PACE pre-electoral delegation visited Baku from 11 to 13 September, after which it issued a statement.

A joint press conference is scheduled on Thursday 10 October 2013 (place and time to be confirmed).