Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 9 /Trend I. Izzet/
ELS Independent Research Center released preliminary results of an exit poll, conducted among voters in Azerbaijani presidential election.
According to the results, current President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, the candidate of the ruling New Azerbaijan party, wins the elections with 80.8 percent of votes.
According to the Center, 10.55 percent of respondents said that they voted for the representative of the National Council Jamil Hasanli, 1.88 percent voted for the chairman of Umid party Igbal Aghazade, 0.65 percent voted for self-nominated candidate Zahid Oruj, 2.81 percent voted for the chairman of the United Azerbaijan Popular Front party Gudrat Hasanguliyev, 0.43 percent voted for the chairman of Modern Musavat party Hafiz Hajiyev, 0.72 percent voted for the chairman of the Social Democratic party of Azerbaijan (ASDP) Araz Alizadeh, 0,88 percent voted for the chairman of the National Revival Movement party Faraj Guliyev, 0.65 percent voted for the chairman of Adalat party Ilyas Ismayilov, 0.63 percent voted for the chairman of the Azerbaijan Democratic Party Sardar Jalaloglu.
According to the center, the voter activity was assessed at 72.3 percent.
The survey was conducted in 61 districts, 68 constituencies and in 400 polling stations throughout the country.
The presidential election voting started in Azerbaijan on Wednesday. Country's polling stations opened at 8:00 and closed at 19:00 (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 observed the election in Azerbaijan, nearly 1,400 of which are international observers.
Also, the presidential election was covered by over 70 representatives from over 20 international media outlets.