What do you want to know most about Azerbaijan’s 2005 parliamentary elections? And from the officials and election observers charged with counting and monitoring the vote? Send in your questions from October 31 through November 6, and we’ll deliver the answers.

November 7
Urdur Gunnarsdottir, OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights Spokesperson

Did Azerbaijan's parliamentary elections meet international standards? And what was reported to the OSCE's Baku mission about the slew of candidate withdrawals on the eve of the election? Do chances remain for future dialogue between the opposition and government?

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November 7
Azer Sariyev, Central Election Commission Spokesperson

The CEC has stated that it will be unable to take part in this feature as previously planned.

November 1
Elin Suleymanov, Office of the President, Foreign Relations Department,
Senior Counsellor

Curious about what the government thinks the elections will mean for relations with the US? Or what the response is to international human rights organizations' concerns about election preparation?

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November 3
Eldar Namazov, YeS Bloc Leader

With just days to go before the elections, is a YeS-Azadlig opposition alliance still possible? And does the recent presidential decree about inking voters' fingers increase chances for a free and fair vote?

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November 4
Ali Kerimli, Azadlig Bloc Leader, Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan Chairman

What will be the opposition's response to a vote deemed falsified? And what does exiled Democratic Party Chairman Rasul Guliyev's abortive attempt to return to Azerbaijan mean for Azadlig?

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