Azerbaijan, Baku, October 9 /Trend /
International observers from the European Parliament, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), the OSCE ODIHR, TurkPA, GUAM, CIS Observation Mission, the Interparliamentary Assembly of the CIS and others, as well as representatives of diplomatic missions accredited in Azerbaijan, observe the voting process at presidential elections in the republic, the correspondents of Trend reported.
Elections are held with active participation of the voters, in peaceful atmosphere.
The presidential election voting started in Azerbaijan on Wednesday. Country's polling stations opened at 8:00 am and will close at 7:00 pm (local time).
Ten candidates will take part in the elections including the Chairman of the New Azerbaijan Party, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, the chairman of Umid Party Igbal Aghazadeh, self-nominated candidate MP Zahid Oruj, the chairman of the United Azerbaijan Popular Front Party (UAPFP) MP Gudrat Hasanguliyev, the chairman of the Modern Musavat Party Hafiz Hajiyev, the chairman of the Azerbaijan Social Democratic Party (ASDP) Araz Alizadeh, the chairman of the National Revival Movement Party, MP Faraj Guliyev, the candidate nominated by the initiative group of voters of the 'National Council of Democratic Forces', Jamil Hasanli, the chairman of the Adalat Party, MP Ilyas Ismayilov and the chairman of the Azerbaijan Democratic Party (ADP) Sardar Jalaloglu.
The Central Election Commission of Azerbaijan has registered 5,145,643 voters.
In connection with the presidential elections, the Central Election Commission of Azerbaijan established 5,273 permanent and 219 temporary polling stations.
Totally, 52,000 people will observe the election in Azerbaijan, nearly 1,400 of which are international observers.
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