Azerbaijan gears up for election


An Azeri man casts his vote in the presidential elections at a polling station in Nardaran, near Baku, Azerbaijan, 09 October 2013.

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Azerbaijan will hold parliamentary elections on Sunday, November 1. On that note, a five-member delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), led by Jordi Xuclà (Spain, ALDE), carried out a pre-electoral visit to Baku on September 21-22 to assess the electoral framework and campaign prior to the elections in Azerbaijan.
The delegation held meetings with the Speaker of the Parliament of Azerbaijan, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, members of Azerbaijan’s delegation t...

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