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February 8, 2024

Statement by U.S. Embassy on February 7 Presidential Election.

The United States shares the observations and concerns of the OSCE ODIHR monitoring mission that the February 7 presidential election 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. We urge Azerbaijan to implement these commitments and ODIHR’s previous and forthcoming recommendations.