The Group of observers of the Organization for Democracy and Economic Development – GUAM, was invited to the Parliamentary Elections of the Republic of Azerbaijan, conducted on 7 November 2010.

The Group of GUAM observers, based on results of observation in 27 (twenty seven) polling stations of Baku constituencies №№ 15, 16, 34 and 36 decided to make the following Statement:

The Parliamentary Elections in the Republic of Azerbaijan were organized and conducted in line with international, including the OSCE and Council of Europe commitments and standards for democratic elections, as well as the national legislation and the rules and procedures elaborated by the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

In respect of the overall electoral process, organization of the elections and the activity of the commissions of the polling stations the Group of GUAM Observers has no substantial remarks. The elections took place in a calm atmosphere and genuinely competitive environment.

Parliamentary Elections in general could be assessed positively – as free and fair.

Baky, 7 November 2010