Spanish MP: Azerbaijani presidential election organized at high level
Azerbaijan, Baku, October 9 / Trend, S.Ahmadova
The Azerbaijani presidential election was organized at a high level, the member of the Spanish Senate (upper house of the parliament) Juan Jose Ortiz Perez told Trend on Wednesday.
The Spanish observers - members of the European Academy's monitoring mission Jose Maria Chikvilo Barber and Juan Jose Ortiz Perez stressed that the voters' activity in the election was high.
"We observed the election process in ten polling stations. Everything was carried out fine. There were no violations of law registered," the observers noted.
According to them, the holding of "exit-poll" and transparency of the election was ensured.
The presidential election voting started in Azerbaijan on Wednesday. Country's polling stations opened at 8:00 am and were closed at 7:00 pm (local time).
Ten candidates took 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 are observing the election in Azerbaijan, nearly 1,400 of which are international observers.
Also, the presidential election is being covered by over 70 representatives from over 20 international media outlets.