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Anar Mammadov is reelected in absentia head of the Elections Monitoring and Democracy Studies Center

On July 24 a meeting of the Elections Monitoring and Democracy Studies Center (EMDSC) elected board members. The session reelected Anar Mammadov, who is serving his prison sentence, a chairman of the EMDSC. Vice-Chairmen was elected the convicted Bashir Suleymanli and Samir Kazimly.

The EMDSC promotes in Azerbaijan free, fair and transparent elections and civil society development. This NGO was established on December 1, 2008 on the basis of the liquidated on May 14 the same year, the Election Monitoring Center. Despite numerous appeals to the Justice the EMDSC was not registered.

Since 2001 the EMDSC conducted monitoring of 12 presidential, parliamentary, and municipal elections and referendums in Azerbaijan.

Totally the EMDSC conducted more than 600 training sessions for 13,000local observers, implemented projects for enlightening electors and increasing their activity.

The EMDSC is a member of the European network monitoring organizations (ENEMO) and other international organizations.



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