Voter turnout on Azerbaijani referendum in Kazakhstan hits 66 percent

Politics Materials 18 March 2009 15:36 (UTC +04:00)

Kazakhstan, Astana, March 18 / Trend , K. Arynova /

Voter turnout on the Azerbaijani referendum amounts to 66ercent in Kazakhstan by 15.00 local time, Kazakh Embassy in Azerbaijan told Trend .

Some 66 percent of electorates or 500 people voted in Astana and 65 percent at the Consulate General in Aktau, Azerbaijani Ambassador to Kazakhstan Latif Gandilov told Trend .

"We are observing electorates' high activity which is connected with enlightenment work on referendum," the ambassador said.

Azerbaijan is holding a referendum on March 18 to amend the Constitution.

Two polling stations opened in Kazakhstan, including one at a building of the Azerbaijani Embassy in Astana and another at the Azerbaijani Consulate General in Aktau.

A list of the Azerbaijani citizens who temporarily live in Kazakhstan, registered at the consular and have the right to vote has been prepared.

A total of 745 people were registered in Astana and 352 in Aktau.

The embassy formed an election commission to implement referendum at a high level.

The Constitution was adopted in 1995. Amendments and changes were made in 2002.

Citizens can vote at the polling stations of the Embassy from 08.00 to 19.00.

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