Ilham Aliyev was Elected President of Azerbaijan: Initial Information by CEC
Azerbaijan, Baku, 16 October /corr. Trend I.Alizade / The initial results of the Presidential elections in Azerbaijan testify the victory of the candidate from the ruling party, Ilham Aliyev.
According to the initial results of the elections, Ilham Aliyev gained 89.04% of all votes, the Chairman of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Azerbaijan, Mazahir Panahov, said to press conference.
According to him, currently ballot papers from 3,729 constituency election commissions of the total number of 5,359 commissions have been counted, which makes up nearly 70%.
Seven candidates participated in the 15 October presidential 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 the initial results of the CEC, Igbal Agazade gained 2.78%, Fazil Gazanfaroglu - 2.40%, Gudrat Hasanguliyev - 2.22%, Gulamhuseyn Alibayli - 2.18%, Fuad Aliyev - 0.75% and Hafiz Hajiyev - 0.62%, Panahov said.
The Central Election Commission of Azerbaijan registered 4,834,584 voters. The election lists, devised last year, registered more than 4.6mln voters. Some 52 percent of voters is woman, 48 - man.
In connection with the Presidential elections, the Central Election Commission of Azerbaijan established 5,359 polling stations, with 5,148 - constant, 33 - embassy, consulate and constant representations of Azerbaijan abroad.
Web cameras were established in 500 polling stations of Azerbaijan. They cover ten percent of the total number of polling stations. Nearly 1,233 international observers from 60 countries observed the elections in Azerbaijan. The largest missions registered by the Central Election Commission are from the Council of Europe, OSCE and CIS.
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