Azerbaijan's CEC approves results of municipal elections
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 11 / Trend M.Aliyev /
The Azerbaijani Central Election Commission (CEC) publicized the final results of the Azerbaijani municipal elections.
The CEC has approved the voting results at the country's 1,709 municipalities at today's meeting. The commission annulled the voting results at the 33 polling locations, as well as at 9 municipalities.
Azerbaijan held the municipal elections in accordance with the Electoral Code, CEC chairman Mazahir Panahov said.
He said the elections were fair and transparent.
Azerbaijan held the municipal elections Dec.23.
The country has about 4.6 million registered voters. 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.
The Central Elections Commission (CEC) registered 48,388 observers, including 1,160 local observers and 52 foreign observers.
According to Panahov, the observers have not recorded violations that could affect the results during the voting process.
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