The office for democratic institutions And human rights (ODIHR) of the OSCE, which refused the monitoring held in Azerbaijan's parliamentary elections in the country, had a pre-biased approach To their results And prepared a political provocation, said the CEO of the Institute for Caspian cooperation Sergei Mikheyev.
The fifth in the history of Azerbaijan parliamentary elections were held on Sunday. For 125 seats in the highest legislative body fought 767 candidates, representing fifteen political forces. On inaccurate data, wins the election, the ruling party "New Azerbaijan" of the President of the country Ilham Aliyev, that has 70 seats (out of 125) in the Parliament.
The OSCE did Not want from election monitoring in the Azerbaijani Parliament introduced by the authorities of that state restrictions on the number of observers. The office for democratic institutions And human rights (ODIHR) of the OSCE was planning to send a mission to Azerbaijan from 30 long-term observers And 350 short-term. The authorities were willing to accept only 6 observers for a long time And 125 for short.
review Mikheev, the OSCE was planning on elections in Azerbaijan a political provocation.
"As for Azerbaijan, in my opinion, the OSCE is making a political provocation. Those rules that the OSCE has put forward the unprecedented number of observers is large, in my opinion, says That the OSCE was preparing some sort of scandal, "said Sergei Mikheyev during the video bridge Moscow - Baku" Results of parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan "held in the first day of the week in MIA" Russia today ".
He highlighted That the OSCE was Not necessary to require large numbers of observers at the parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan.
according to him, this testifies to the Fact That the OSCE " has a pre-biased approach To elections in Azerbaijan." Also the specialist did Not rule out a certain bias in this matter.
"The fact That the OSCE has Not arrived - it's her problem. It could come To a common opinion, but do Not want to. And made a PR move ", - He noted.
review Director of the Institute for Caspian cooperation, currently the OSCE cannot serve as a criterion that would help determine the democratic character held in any country elections.
"Unfortunately, the OSCE in fact is Not unbiased barometer of democracy, and has long been a political tool of influence on a particular situation," He said.
According to Mikheev, the OSCE observers in certain countries before he came with a ready conclusion on the elections. As an example the political scientist has called the past in Ukraine before the elections." Don't give your vote to two million people - do not worry, the OSCE did Not notice anything ", He said. According to his vision, such facts " simply undermine the credibility of the OSCE."
A similar point of view during the video conference was expressed by the scientific worker of the Institute of Oriental studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences Stanislav Pritchin, noting the lack of OSCE observers on elections in Azerbaijan.
"Let's say for the OSCE at the present time it is difficult to talk about the Fact That they have real tools to assess what happened in the elections ", - said Pritchin. He said That because of the absence of OSCE observers there is no technology for the assessment of the elections by the organization.
"for this reason, And the level of confidence in the assessments, which will be played from the OSCE, the 1st will be much lower than often" - drew the attention of a specialist.
According to the head of the expert Council of "Baku Network" Elkhan Alasgarov, Azerbaijan before elections again sent the OSCE an invitation to send observers, but was refused.
"at the last moment Azerbaijan (again) made the initiative to this Bureau for elections And human rights (ODIHR - ed.), the OSCE to send observers, but for Some reason they didn't want," said Aleskerov, noting That the refusal of the OSCE " was Not motivated ".
The head of the delegation of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Jordi Chukla said on the first day of the week That the elections to the Azerbaijani Parliament in General conducted in Accordance with international standards.
The mission of observers from the CIS considers to be conducted in Sunday's parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan were free, open And competitive. The mission of 147 observers.