Azerbaijani CEC rejects oppositional Musavat party’s appeal
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 29
Azerbaijan's Central Election Commission considered the appeals regarding parliamentary election scheduled for Nov. 1, the secki-2015.az website reported Oct. 29.
CEC deputy chairman, Natig Mammadov said that the authorized representative of Musavat party, Gulagha Aslanli appealed to the CEC regarding party's withdrawal from the elections.
Musavat party asked the CEC to postpone the elections for four months and instruct precinct election commissions (PEC) about the withdrawal of party's candidates from the elections.
Mammadov said that Musavat's proposal for postponing the elections for four months is running contrary to the law.
"There is a right for withdrawal from elections only 10 days before election day, because names of the candidates are entered in ballots within 10 days. Musavat party declared its intention after the period envisaged in the law. On the other hand, the party should withdraw its candidates itself. Therefore, it's not clear that Musavat party asked the CEC for assist in withdrawal of its candidates in PECs," he added.