Chairman of the Russian Central Election Commission Vladimir Churov praised the parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan as a democratic and noted that the absence of OSCE observers did not affect the results, Oxu.Az reports citing ria.ru.
"The elections were well organized, sites have been prepared in accordance with the rules. It was fair, transparent and democratic elections held in full compliance with the legislation of the Azerbaijani state," he told reporters.
He noted that the absence of OSCE observers did not affect the organization of the elections.
"As we expected, the absence of a monitoring mission did not affect the results of the elections," he said.
On Sunday, Azerbaijan held parliamentary elections, 767 candidates representing 15 political parties were competing for 125 seats in the highest legislative body. According to preliminary data, the ruling party "New Azerbaijan", which is gaining at least 86 seats in parliament, wins the elections.
The OSCE refused to monitor the elections to the Azerbaijani Parliament due to the restrictions of authorities on the number of observers.