Azerbaijani CEC examines complaints
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 23 / Trend A. Huseynbala /
Six complaints sent to the Central Electoral Commission due to the municipal elections held in Azerbaijan were examined, the CEC secretary Natiq Mammadov said at a meeting today.
"None of facts indicated in complaints was confirmed. These complaints were returned due to groundlessness," Mammadov said.
The information about a list of candidates to be elected to municipalities was published by media. The CEC chairman Mazahir Panakhov called this information groundless.
"It will be impossible to say who will be elected without conducting elections," Panakhov said.
Panakhov thinks that activity of voters at 24 percent before 03:00 p.m. is a normal level.
He said a level of activity for the indicated time is normal.
He said if any violence occurs during elections, the prosecution bodies must be informed about it.
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. Candidates from 16 political parties have been registered for elections. Candidates refer to 30 political parties.
The CEC will provide information on voting at 7:00 p.m.
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