IPA CIS Observation Mission notes good preparation for elections in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, October 9/ Trend S. Agayeva /
IPA CIS Observation Mission noted good preparation at the presidential elections in Azerbaijan.
"We participated in the opening of one of the 5491 polling stations in Azerbaijan. Members of a group of IPA CIS international observers in parallel with us started work at dozens of other polling stations across the country. I would like to note that the experts of IPA CIS have monitored preparations for the elections since August 1. They have been engaged in long-term observation of preparations for the elections, " Secretary General of the IPA CIS Council Aleksey Sergeyev told journalists in Baku on Wednesday.
"Preliminary work of the international observation group said that preparations for the elections of the head of state are well organized in terms of the formation of the electoral law, in terms of work of commissions , training of members of district commissions," Sergeyev said.
According to him , the election campaign of candidates was quite active.
"Today is the most important day for the Republic of Azerbaijan, the country chooses the head of state", Sergeyev said.
The presidential election voting started in Azerbaijan on Wednesday. Country's polling stations opened at 8:00 am and will close at 7:00 pm (local time).
Ten candidates will take 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.
Web cameras have been installed in 1000 polling stations in 119 constituencies of Azerbaijan. Unlike in previous years, this time the voting process can be monitored via mobile devices such as smartphones.
Totally, 52,000 people observe the election in Azerbaijan, nearly 1,400 of which are international observers.
Also, the presidential election are being covered by over 70 representatives from over 20 international media outlets.