Speaker: Statements by some opposition parties in Azerbaijan regarding violations during parliamentary election are baseless
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 20 /Trend, T.Hajiyev/
Statements by some opposition parties in Azerbaijan regarding violations during the parliamentary election are baseless, said the speaker of the Azerbaijani Parliament.
"The statements by opposition are false, the elections were held at high level, transparently and democratically," speaker
Oktay Asadov told reporters on Saturday.
Opposition Azerbaijan Popular Front Party and Musavat Party declared non-recognition of parliamentary election results. According to Asadov, the New Azerbaijan Party (NAP) in this election once again proved that it is strong.
"A total of 71 MPs were elected from the NAP. I am confident that the party will be represented in the parliament at a high level," said Asadov.
Azerbaijan held the parliamentary elections Nov. 7. The voter turnout hit about 50.14 percent (roughly 2.48 million voters) in Azerbaijan, the CEC's Elections Information Center told Trend.
The 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.