CEC chairman: More than 50 percent voter turnout reflects will of Azerbaijani people (UPDATE)
Editor's note: updated after first paragraph
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 8 /Trend, M.Aliyev/
More than 50 percent voter turnout reflects the will of the Azerbaijani people, Central Election Commission Chairman Mazahir Panahov said on Monday at the final press conference on the parliamentary elections.
According to him, the voter turnout was 50.14 percent (2,480,205 voters).
Parliamentary elections took place in Azerbaijan on Nov. 7. The Azerbaijani CEC reported that 690 candidates were running for the parliamentary elections. Parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan are held by the majority system in 125 constituencies. Previous parliamentary elections were held in November 2005.
"At the moment, protocols have been received from 4,891 polling stations out of 5,314 polling stations," Panahov said.
According to him, the CEC has not received complaints about serious violations in the parliamentary elections.
"The CEC attentively investigates all appeals. If the CEC reveals violation in any polling station, then it will make the appropriate punishment. If the violation affects the overall result of voting in the constituency, the voting results will be annulled," said Panahov.
CEC chairman noted that the CEC will prepare the final results in the shortest time.