Polling Stations Established in Embassies of Azerbaijan

Politics Materials 3 October 2008 21:42 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, 3 October /corr. Trend J.Babayeva / Polling stations have been established in the embassies of Azerbaijan in the foreign countries with regards to the upcoming presidential elections in Azerbaijan.

їPolling stations have been established in the embassies of Azerbaijan in 33 foreign countries,ї Rovzat Gasimov, head of foreign relations department of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Azerbaijan, said on 3 October.

The presidential elections in Azerbaijan will be held on 15 October. Seven candidates will take part in the elections, including Ilham Aliyev, chairman of ruling New Azerbaijan Party; Igbal Agazade, chairman of opposition Umid (Hope) Party; Fazil Gazanfaroglu, chairman of Great Establishment Party; Gudrat Hasanguliyev, chairman of Unified Popular Front Party; Hafiz Hajiyev, chairman of Muasir Musavat Party; Fuad Aliyev, chairman of Liberal Democrat Party and independent candidate Gulamhuseyn Alibayli.

According to Gasimov, more than 10,000 Azerbaijani electors are expected to vote polling stations, established in the Embassies of Azerbaijan in the USA, Russia, Iran, Turkey, some countries of Europe. їThe ballots and the protocols, allocated for the Azerbaijanis residing broad, were submitted by the CEC to the Foreign Ministry, and within the next few days, documents will be provided to the embassies,ї he added.

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