The OSCE mission for observation of presidential elections in Azerbaijan will monitor the registration of candidates and agitation activities, Head of the observation mission Tana de Zulueta told journalists in Baku on Thursday.
OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) will assess the compliance of presidential elections in Azerbaijan with OSCE commitments and other international standards of democratic elections, as well as with country's laws, the head of the observation mission said.
The presidential elections will be in Azerbaijan on October 9.
"Observers will closely monitor the process of registration of candidates, agitation activities, the work of the election administration and relevant government agencies, implementation of the electoral law, media environment," de Zulueta said.
The mission of Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), which will observe the presidential elections in Azerbaijan, includes 13 people.
Tana de Zulueta is the head of the observer mission, and Harald Hartvig Jepsen is the assistant of the head of mission.
The mission also includes political analyst Vadim Zhdanovich, election analysts Adolfo Martinez and Pavel Cabacenco, analyst for legal issues Megan McCabe Fitzgerald, media analyst Elma Sehalic, coordinator of long-term observers Masha Janusevic, Operations Specialist Pavel Kristof Jurczak, security specialist Valeriu Mija, Parliamentary coordinator Sasha Pokrayats, manager of equipping Lela Tsaava, the financial manager Roman Railean.
30 long-term and 280 short-term observers from the OSCE will arrive in Azerbaijan.
The long-term observers will arrive in Baku on September 9, and short term observers will arrive on October 5.
The distribution of the long-term and short-term observers in the country to be held on September 11 and October 7, respectively.
The briefings for the long-term and short-term observers will be held on September 10-11, and on October 6, respectively.
Short-term observers will familiarize with the observation offices on October 9.
The press conference on the results of the primary and commentaries is scheduled to be held on October 10.
Short-term observers will leave the country on October 11. The long-term observes will leave Azerbaijan on October 15. The main composition of mission will leave the country on October 19.