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Azerbaijan Central Election Commission Expects 65-70% Voters Attendance at Presidential Elections: Commission’s Head

Politics Materials 15 October 2008 12:39 (UTC +04:00)
Azerbaijan Central Election Commission Expects 65-70% Voters Attendance at Presidential Elections: Commission’s Head

Azerbaijan, Baku, 15 October / Trend corr. R.Agayev/ Azerbaijan Central Election Commission (CEC) expects voters' attendance at the presidential elections to total 65-70%.

"We will be satisfied if 65-70% of voters take part in the elections, for that is a quite high figure," CEC Chairman Mazahir Panahov said to journalists on 15 October.

Voters' attendance totalled 13-14% by 10.30am, local time, said CEC.

Presidential elections take place in Azerbaijan today. Seven candidates 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.

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