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GISDI announces Statement with Preliminary Findings of Azerbaijan Presidential Elections 12.04.2018
​       GISDI announces Statement of Preliminary Findings and Results of the Azerbaijan Early Presidential Elections, held on 11 April 2018.

     GISDI observed the Presidential Elections in Republic of Azerbaijan on 11 April 2018. The election observation mission was composed of 90 observers. They are MPs, former MPs, university professors, lawyers, journalists and election experts from 21 European countries – West and Central Europe, Scandinavia and Baltic states, Balkan Peninsula, and from Bulgaria.

     This Statement reflects our overall preliminary assessments based on our observations on electoral campaign, election day and results of Early Presidential Elections in the Republic of Azerbaijan on 11 April 2018.

     Our observations of the pre-election campaign and on election-day are giving us ground to re-confirm our basic conclusions and findings, formulated in our Interim report which we announced on 29 March, 2018.

    The voting process on election day was well organized. We have not observed cases of tension or intimidation of voters. There were no cases of public demonstrations against the election managing bodies or election commission – CEC and PEC.

    On this election we observed an essential step forward in the whole organization and conduct of election process from the perspective of the fundamental criteria for transparency.

     The results of GISDI overall observation of Republic of Azerbaijan Presidential Elections, held on 11 April 2018 show that they were conducted in accordance with the principles of free and fair democratic elections, thus expressing the free will of people and protecting their political and civil rights. The organization and conduct of the Presidential elections were in conformity with the fundamental freedoms.

​     The full Statement with Preliminary Findings and Results is available in PdF here: 
​     Statement of Preliminary Findings and Results, Baku 12 April 2018

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