OSCE PA Vice President: Serious violations not observed during presidential election in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, October 9/ Trend E. Kosolapova /
Serious violations have not been observed during the presidential election in Azerbaijan, OSCE PA Vice President, Georgian MP Giorgi Tsereteli told journalists on Wednesday.
"The elections are held in a peaceful atmosphere. The voting process is carried out in accordance with the law, we have not observed any serious violations," Tsereteli said.
Technical equipment of the electoral process is at a good level, he said.
According to the member of OSCE observation mission, the Slovak parliament deputy Andrei Kolesik , there were no problems during the voting process.
"The voting process is very well organized ," Kolesik said.
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.
Web cameras have been installed in 1000 polling stations in 119 constituencies of Azerbaijan. Unlike in previous years, this time the voting process can be monitored via mobile devices such as smartphones.
Totally, 52,000 people observe the election in Azerbaijan, nearly 1,400 of which are international observers.
Also, the presidential election are being covered by over 70 representatives from over 20 international media outlets.