Azerbaijan, Lankaran, Dec. 23 / Trend P.Aliyeva /
About 70 percent of militaries vote in the
municipal elections in the Azerbaijani Lankaran region.
About 210 militaries or 70 percent voted at the Lankaran Region Election Commission (REC) No.73 and 320 militaries or 69.6 percent voted at the Lankaran-Masalli REC No. 75, the RECs told Trend .
About 2 military polling stations operate at these two RECs.
Azerbaijan launched the municipal elections. The country has about 4.6 million registered voters.
Voting began in constituencies throughout the country at 08:00 a.m.
About 15,682 members are planned to be elected to 1,718 municipalities. Municipal elections were held twice in 1999 and 2004.
Azerbaijan has registered about 31,000 candidates, including 6,108 women, for municipal members. Candidates from 18 political parties have been registered for elections. Candidates refer to 30 political parties.
The CEC will provide information on ballots at 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Earlier the CEC provided information on ballots 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
The municipal elections will be finished at 7:00 p.m.
The CEC registered 48,388 observers, including 1,160 local observers and 52 foreign observers.
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