Voter turnout on Azerbaijani referendum is 32 percent in Warsaw
Azerbaijan, Baku, March18 / Trend , N.Abdullayeva/
Voter turnout on the Azerbaijani referendum was 32 percent in Warsaw by midday.
"Today is a working day in Poland, but despite this, we are observing high voter turnout," Azerbaijani Ambassador to Poland Vilayat Guliyev told Trend on March 18.
Only 63 electorates were registered at the polling station, Guliyev said.
The election process is taking place without problems and violations, he said.
The Azerbaijani Constitution was adopted in 1995. Amendments and additions were made in 2002.
Azerbaijan is holding a referendum on March 18 to amend the Constitution
The referendum was initiated by the ruling New Azerbaijan Party. The referendum proposes to replace the current edition of the 5th paragraph of Article 101 of the Azerbaijani Constitution, which states that "no person shall be elected President of the Republic of Azerbaijan for more than two consecutive terms", by an option extending incumbent President's office term in case when ongoing military operations during a war make it impossible to conduct a regular presidential election. The term of office of Azerbaijani President is 5 years. The incumbent President Ilham Aliyev was elected to the post in 2003 and 2008.
A total of 41 amendments to 29 articles are planned to be made in the Constitution. The amendments envisage postponement of parliamentary elections in case of military operations, right of legislative initiative to 40,000 voters, ban on keeping video and audio recording and photographing a person against his will, financial support to ex-presidents of Azerbaijan, as well as technical changes.
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