Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 1 / Trend M.Aliyev /
An international observation mission of the Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic-Speaking Countries (TurkPA) will arrive in Azerbaijan on Nov. 5 to monitor the parliamentary elections.
The mission will study the opportunities created for candidates, monitor candidates' meetings with voters, observe the fulfillment of regulations after the ban on election campaigns on Nov. 6 and oversee the voting process at several polling stations on election day. Moreover, the mission is expected to meet with Central Election Commission Chairman Mazahir Panahov and Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov.
The TurkPA mission will issue a preliminary report on the day after the elections during a news conference. The mission includes three Kazakh MPs and five Turkish MPs. The TurkPA secretary general's deputies from Kazakhstan and Turkey will also monitor the elections.
The elections are scheduled for Nov. 7. According to a list submitted to the Central Election Commission, the number of voters living in the country is about 5 million people.
Previous legislative elections were held in November 2005. Parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan are held by the majority system in 125 electoral constituencies.
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