Azerbaijan, Ganja, Dec. 23 / Trend V.Mammadov /
About 42, 370 people or 28.59 percent voted at the Ganja region of Azerbaijan by 5:00 p.m Dec. 23.
The Nizami District Elections Commission (DEC) No.37 and 38 and Kapaz DEC No. 39 and 40 have registered 148,150 voters. The municipal elections take place at 108 constituencies, the DECs reported.
About 1,531 local observers monitor the municipal elections in the Ganja city.
About 89.2 percent of prisoners have already voted in today's municipal elections at the Ganja Correctional Institution No. 2.
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 7:00 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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