Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 4 / Trend T. Hajiyev /
Installing web cameras in Azerbaijani polling stations will create an objective picture of the elections, Central Election Commission Chairman Mazahir Panahov told reporters today.
"By installing webcams to observe the voting process at 500 polling stations, we will try to create an objective picture of the elections," he said. "Webcams are installed in 10 percent of all of the polling stations in Azerbaijan. Ten percent is not so little. Watching the voting process at these polling stations, one can view the elections."
Today, Panahov and Communications and IT Minister Ali Abbasov inspected the installed webcams.
Panahov said the webcams are continuously being tested, and this issue is at the center of the Communications and IT Ministry's attention.
"This is an important step for holding elections in accordance with democratic principles," he said.
The elections are scheduled for Nov. 7. Previous elections were held in November 2005. The elections are held by the majority system in 125 constituencies.