Election in Azerbaijan held in accordance with democracy norms – TURKPA
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 2
Parliamentary election in Azerbaijan held Nov. 1 was successful, in accordance with global norms and standards and principles of democracy, the head of the observation mission of the Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic-speaking Countries (TURKPA), the MP of Kazakhstan Serikzhan Kanaev said.
He made the remarks Nov.2 at a press conference on the results of the parliamentary election in Baku.
Kanaev said that on Nov.1, observers met with Azerbaijani Central Election Commission Chairman Mazahir Panahov, who spoke about the level of preparation for the parliamentary election.
Panahov said that he observed the voting process November 1, along with observers from TURKPA at the polling stations of Sabail, Yasamal, Nasimi and Binagadi districts of Baku.
"According to the observations results, the election in Azerbaijan were held in absolute accordance with principles of democracy and norms of international law," said the observer.
Representatives of TURKPA Jandos Asanov, Halil Urun, Marat Tagimov, Saidulla Nishanov and Ahmet Ozturk also took part in the press conference.
Azerbaijan's Central Election Commission (CEC) announced the results of the voting at the Azerbaijani parliamentary election held Nov. 1.
The election 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.