EMDS’s Opinion on the Draft Proposal on Political Parties

Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Centre (EMDS) has investigated and analysed
the amendments and changes to the law on political parties which is likely to be discussed by
the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the near future.
It should be reminded that, the draft proposal on amendments and changes to the law on
political parties was presented to the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe by the
initiative of the Presidential Administration of the Republic of Azerbaijan in July, 2011. In
October, 2011 experts of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe (VCCE) held a
working meeting with the representative of the Azerbaijani government on the
aforementioned amendments to the draft law.

EMDS’s Opinion on the Draft Proposal on Political Parties, 6 December 2011