Constitutional Referendum in Azerbaijan

Assessment report on preparation and result of the 26 September constitutional referendum in Azerbaijan


EMDS believes that comprehensive assessment of 26 September 2016 Referendum requires consideration of all stages of the referendum including evaluation of awareness raising among public on proposed amendments, political situation and conditions prior to the referendum, the election legislation, conduct of the Referendum Day and vote tabulation against the legislation of the country and its international commitments. EMDS notes there was no significant improvements in the fields of freedoms of speech, association and assembly.


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