February 9, 2024 - 15:59 AMT
U.S. concerned about restrictive environment in Azerbaijan election

The United States shares the observations and concerns of the OSCE ODIHR monitoring mission that the February 7 presidential election in Azerbaijan occurred in a restrictive environment with a lack of genuine competition.

“Azerbaijan has expressed its commitment to fundamental freedoms and democratic processes in its constitution and international commitments,” the U.S. Embassy said in a statement.

“We urge Azerbaijan to implement these commitments and ODIHR’s previous and forthcoming recommendations.”