Iranian observer: Presidential election in Azerbaijan stand out by big voters' activity
Azerbaijan, Baku, October 9 /Trend, T.Jafarov/
The high activity of voters is being observed in Azerbaijan, the co-chairman of Iran-Azerbaijan Friendship Group Ahad Gazai told Trend on Wednesday.
"We have already visited several polling stations where we witnessed that the population has been actively participating in the elections since early morning," Gazai said.
According to him, he has already been an observer in several elections in Azerbaijan.
"The distinctive feature of these elections from the previous ones - is a more active participation of the population in the elections ever since early morning hours," Gazai said.
"We didn't face any infringement of the law. The election process was organized in such a way that there are no conditions for violation of law," he said.
Country's polling stations opened at 8:00 am and will close at 7:00 pm (local time).
Ten candidates are taking part in the elections including the Chairman of the New Azerbaijan Party, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, the chairman of Umid Party Igbal Aghazadeh, self-nominated candidate MP Zahid Oruj, the chairman of the United Azerbaijan Popular Front Party (UAPFP) MP Gudrat Hasanguliyev, the chairman of the Modern Musavat Party Hafiz Hajiyev, the chairman of the Azerbaijan Social Democratic Party (ASDP) Araz Alizadeh, the chairman of the National Revival Movement Party, MP Faraj Guliyev, the candidate nominated by the initiative group of voters of the 'National Council of Democratic Forces', Jamil Hasanli, the chairman of the Adalat Party, MP Ilyas Ismayilov and the chairman of the Azerbaijan Democratic Party (ADP) Sardar Jalaloglu.
The Central Election Commission of Azerbaijan has registered 5,145,643 voters.
In connection with the presidential elections, the Central Election Commission of Azerbaijan established 5,273 permanent and 219 temporary polling stations.
Totally, 52,000 people are observing the election in Azerbaijan, nearly 1,400 of which are international observers.