Azerbaijan Parliament adopts bill on additions and amendments to Electoral Code
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 18 /Trend, M.Aliyev/
The Parliament of Azerbaijan adopted a bill on making additions and amendments to the Electoral Code at its extraordinary meeting on June 18.
Additions and amendments to the Electoral Code were proposed earlier by the members of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party (NAP) at a meeting of the parliamentary committee on legal policy and state-building.
33 additions and changes were proposed to the Electoral Code. The changes include the cancellation of the practice for allocating funds from public budget to candidates, changing the period of announcement of date of elections from 75 to 60 days before polling day, confirming lists of constituencies 55 days before the election, and their publication for 50 days, said the committee chairman Ali Huseynov.
One of the amendments deals with the formation of district election commissions at least 50 days before the election. Changes also envisage reducing the period of defining the voter lists in paragraphs of electoral commissions.
Under the proposed amendments, documents for registration of candidates shall be submitted maximum 50 and minimum 30 days before the voting day. Since the adoption of the Electoral Code in 2003, amendments to the law were made 10 times.