Azerbaijani CEC cancels election results in fifteen polling stations (UPDATE-2)
Editor's note: Details added (third paragraph)
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 20 /Trend, T. Hajiyev/
The Central Election Commission of Azerbaijan at the meeting on Saturday has considered appeals of candidates registered at 107th Gazakh, 9th Binagadi, 15th Yasamal and 57th Kurdamir election districts to cancel the results of parliamentary elections in these constituencies.
The appeals were partially allowed and the election results were cancelled in five polling stations of 107th district, five of 9th district, one of 15th district and four of 57th district (altogether, in fifteen stations) due to the fact that the will of the voters has not become clear, CEC press service reported.
According to preliminary election results announced by CEC, Rafael Jabrayilov has won in 9th Binagadi district (46.93% of the vote), Etibar Huseynov (50.54%) in 15th Yasamal district , Farhad Garibov (69.18%) in 57th Kurdamir district and Ahmad Valiyev (51.15%) in 107th Gazakh district.
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.