Over 6,000 Turkish citizens living in Azerbaijan to vote in Turkish presidential election
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 31
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The citizens of Turkey, living and temporarily residing in Azerbaijan, will be able to vote in the Turkish presidential election on August 3 at the country's embassy.
The voting will last from 08:00 to 17:00 local time (GMT+5) on August 3, Turkish embassy in Azerbaijan told Trend on July 31.
Only Turkish citizens who have been registered online on the website of the Central Election Commission (CEC) until July 9 will be able to vote in Turkey's presidential election, the embassy said.
Some 6,305.out of 15,536 Turkish citizens living in Azerbaijan will be able to take part in the presidential election, according to the Turkish embassy.
Around 5,611 of them will vote in Baku, 291 - in Nakhchivan and 403 - in Ganja.
In the case of holding the second round of the presidential election, the voting in Azerbaijan will take place on August 17
Besides Azerbaijan, the voting on August 3 will also take place in Albania, Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Finland, Georgia, Iran, Ireland, Spain, Kuwait, Egypt, Uzbekistan, Poland, Sudan, Tunisia, Ukraine, Oman, Jordan and New Zealand.
The voting in the Turkish presidential election for the country's citizens living abroad started on July 31. Turkish citizens, living in Russia, Canada, Australia, Germany, U.S., Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Romania, Saudi Arabia and Turkmenistan, will be able to vote in the presidential election on July 31.
A total of 2,790,408 Turkish citizens living in some 53 countries have the right to take part in the voting for the presidential election.
The presidential election in Turkey has been scheduled for August 10, 2014. If none of the candidates gains 51 percent of votes in the first round, the second round will take place on August 24.
As distinct from the previous presidential election, the Turkish president will be elected by the people, not by the parliament as of 2014, according to the results of a referendum held in 2007.The Turkish president will be elected for five-year term instead of the previous seven-year term, according to the referendum results.
Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party nominated Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan's candidacy for the presidential election.
Turkish oppositional Republican People's Party (CHP) nominated the former Secretary-General of the OIC Ihsanoglu as a candidate for the presidential elections on June 16.
Edited by CN