Foreign Ministry: Around 12,000 Azerbaijanis to vote in 38 polling stations abroad in presidential election
Azerbaijan, Baku, October 7/Trend, S.Agayeva/
Some 12,000 voters will vote in 38 polling stations created under the Azerbaijani embassies abroad in the upcoming Azerbaijani presidential election, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry spokesman Elman Abdullayev told Trend on Monday.
He said that according to the Article # 35.6 of the Azerbaijani Election Code, polling stations were created within 38 Azerbaijani diplomatic missions abroad where the number of voters exceeds 50.
The polling stations created under the embassies were attached to 15, 16, 17 District Election Commissions (DEC) of Baku's Yasamal district, he said.
According to the Foreign Ministry spokesman, the bullets, protocols and other materials have already been delivered to the polling stations abroad. The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry (the Consular Department) keeps the election issue under considerable attention and provided the embassies with relevant instructions for conducting it.
Members of the diplomatic missions accredited abroad were mobilised for the implementation of the voting rights of fellow citizens in the Azerbaijani presidential elections, he stressed.
The largest number of Azerbaijani voters temporarily living abroad fell to CIS countries, Abdullayev stressed.
Azerbaijani citizens who have higher education, who have been permanently residing in the country for more than 10 years, who have not been convicted on a serious crime, not having any obligations to other states and those who do not have double citizenship are entitled to the right to be elected to the post of president of Azerbaijan.
Presidential elections in Azerbaijan will be held on October 9.
Previous presidential elections were held on October 15, 2008.