CEC: 72 percent of voters participated in Azerbaijani presidential election (UPDATE)
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 9 /Trend, M.Aliyev/
According to the results for 19:00 (local time), the voters' activity during the voting in the presidential election in Azerbaijan amounted to 72.31 percent (3,720,643 voters), Azerbaijani CEC's Information Centre said on Wednesday.
The Central Election Commission of Azerbaijan has registered 5,145,643 voters.
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.
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.