All conditions created for voting in Azerbaijani parliamentary election (UPDATE)
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Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 1
All necessary conditions were created in Azerbaijan for 5.2 million people to vote in the parliamentary election, Mazahir Panahov, the head of the Central Election Commission (CEC), said Nov. 1.
"Great opportunities were created to hold the transparent election," he said. "It is possible to observe the election anywhere in the world. Some web cameras were installed in 1,000 polling stations. The social and political stability, the attitude of the Azerbaijani society for the election allow saying that the election will be transparent and free."
"Some 767 candidates are participating in the election, which is a high result," he said. "More than 60,000 observers were registered to observe the election."
Some 503 international observers from 40 organizations and over 66,000 local observers monitor the parliamentary election in Azerbaijan.
Some 767 candidates claim for 125 seats in the Azerbaijani parliament.
The web cameras were installed in 1,000 polling stations of 119 constituencies to observe the election.
The exit poll is being conducted by the ELS independent research center, the REY Monitoring Center, as well as the Azerbaijani youth's rights protection center together with the French "Opinion Way" Social Research Institute, the Citizens' Labor Rights Protection League together with the US AJF & Associates Inc during the election.
The parliamentary election is being held in Azerbaijan Nov. 1.
The polling stations opened at 08:00 (UTC/GMT +4 hours) and will be closed at 19:00 (UTC/GMT +4 hours).