Assesment Papaer of IDI on early parliamentary elections
On February 9, 2020, early parliamentary elections will be held in Azerbaijan. The Institute for Democratic Initiatives (IDI) has made assessments of early parliamentary elections regarding the reasons of its announcement, the pre-election environment, the election preparation process, the decisions of European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), as well as the implementation of suggestions and recommendations by local and international bodies for free and fair elections.
IDI considers that the decision to dissolve the parliament was neither under the requirements of the current Constitution nor in the call of international bodies when it was decided (in terms of the application of democratic practice).
The early parliamentary elections scheduled for February 9, 2020, also occur in an unfavorable political environment, where the ruling party is in full control of its administrative resources, the absence of political dialogue between the real political forces (the government and the opposition) exists.
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