Azerbaijani CEC warns political parties over failure to submit financial reports
- 07 April 2017
Nineteen political parties in Azerbaijan have not yet submitted their financial reports to the Central Election Commission (CEC), said CEC chairman Mazahir Panahov.
This problem partly stems from the fact that a number of party leaders have run out of their term of office, Panahov said addressing a CEC meeting on Friday.
"These parties must elect their own leaders in accordance with the law and a person in authority must present the financial report. We’ll still try to show tolerance until all parties submit their financial statements,” he said.
Panahov noted that despite the death of its leader, the United Communist Party has submitted its financial report.
"There are 19 party leaders whose term of office has expired. Once again, I urge political parties to submit their financial statements,” he said.
It should be noted that there are 55 political parties registered in Azerbaijan. Under the law, parties must submit their financial reports to the CEC by April 1 every year.