Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 20 /Trend Mehdiyev /
Azerbaijan's ruling New Azerbaijan party has presented the list of signatures to the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Azerbaijan for the registration of party's chairman, Azerbaijan's incumbent President Ilham Aliyev as a presidential candidate, the executive secretary of the New Azerbaijan party, Member of Milli Majlis (parliament) of Azerbaijan Siyavush Novruzov told Trend on Tuesday.
According to him, some 900 signature lists with 45,000 signatures, as well as, the documents required for official registration have been presented.
In total, the documents of 17 candidates were presented for participation in the upcoming presidential election and 12 of these were approved as presidential candidates.
The presidential election will be held in Azerbaijan on October 9.
The previous presidential election was held on October 15, 2008. Azerbaijan holds presidential elections every five years.
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