Azerbaijan, Baku, June 9 / Trend K. Zarbaliyeva /
The Azerbaijani parliament discussed a bill on amendments to the Electoral Code this week.
The amendments were proposed earlier by the ruling New Azerbaijan Party at a meeting of the Parliamentary Legal Policy and Nation-Building Committee.
Thirty-three amendments were proposed, including amendments annulling the practice of allocating funds from the state budget to MP candidates, setting a new number of days required before voting to announce the elections (from 75 to 60 days), allowing constituency lists to be approved 55 days before the elections, and permitting the publication of the lists 50 days before the elections, committee Chairman Ali Huseynov said.
According to the proposed amendments, a candidate's registration documents must be submitted at least 30 days before polling day.
Since the adoption of the Electoral Code in 2003, amendments have been made on 10 occasions.