Election turnout in Azerbaijan exceeds European standards – Bulgarian MP
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 2
By Azad Hasanli - Trend:
Turnout at the parliamentary election in Azerbaijan was higher than the European standards, Bulgarian MP, chairman of the Parliamentary Economic Policy and Tourism Committee Petar Kanev said Nov. 2 at a press conference.
"Bulgaria hosted the second round of municipal election simultaneously with the election in Azerbaijan," he said. "The election turnout in Azerbaijan was around 52-53 percent, and in Bulgaria - about 50 percent. Both figures are above the European standards."
Kanev said that Azerbaijan voted for stability at the parliamentary election.
"As an observer, I have been to many countries, including the countries of the former Soviet Union," said the observer. "In recent weeks, the election was held in Bulgaria, Turkey, Belarus, Azerbaijan, and it has shown that citizens of these countries are supporters of stability. Our peoples are rather wise and voted for stability in this unstable time."
Azerbaijan's Central Election Commission (CEC) announced the results of the voting at the Azerbaijani parliamentary election held Nov. 1.
The election in Azerbaijan was declared valid at all the polling stations, and the voter turnout at the election was 55.7 percent. Over 2.89 million voters cast their ballots during the election, which is six percent more than in the previous election.
The names of leading candidates in all 125 constituencies were announced Nov.1.