"Parliamentary elections held on November 1 reaffirmed the country`s commitment to democratic values," President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev made remarks at the fifth session of Azerbaijani Palriament, SIA reprots.
“The parliamentary elections fully reflected the will of the people of Azerbaijan. The elections were transparent, fair, and were held in an atmosphere of tough competition.” added Presdient Ilham Aliyev.
The head of state said more than 500 international and tens of thousands of local observers monitored the elections. “The general opinion was that the elections met the highest international standards. The people of Azerbaijan freely expressed their will in these elections. I would like to note the opinions of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, CIS and other international organizations. Polls conducted by international organization confirmed the results of the elections,” said President Ilham Aliyev.
The head of state described the elections as Azerbaijan`s “another successful step” on the path of democracy.