Turkish observer: Presidential elections in Azerbaijan completely transparent
Azerbaijan, Baku, October 9/Trend, V.Imanov/
Presidential elections in Azerbaijan are being held in a completely transparent atmosphere, Turkish MP from the Republican People's Party Ensar Ogut told Trend on Wednesday.
Ogut is observing the voting process in the polling station No.7 of the first Narimanov constituency No.19.
"The voters are not being pressured in anyway, everyone are voting freely," the observer noted.
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.