15% of Azerbaijani voters cast ballots in Moscow
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 26
By Seba Aghayeva – Trend:
As of 10:30 Moscow time (GMT+3) 230 people, or 15 percent of voters, have cast their ballots in the referendum to amend Azerbaijan’s Constitution at the polling station in the country’s embassy in Russia, the embassy press service told Trend Sept. 26.
The 48th polling station of the 17th Yasamal constituency was established in the embassy and 1,500 Azerbaijani citizens, permanently or temporarily residing in Russia, were registered at the station.
One more polling station was opened in the Consulate General of Azerbaijan in St. Petersburg and another one was created at the Consulate General of Azerbaijan in Yekaterinburg.
Representatives of the Interparliamentary Assembly of the Commonwealth of Independent States (IPA CIS) are observing the voting process.
The referendum to make amendments to Azerbaijan’s Constitution kicked off at 08:00 and will wrap up at 19:00 (UTC/GMT +4).
The number of voters in Azerbaijan stands at 5,267,111 people.
Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) – have been accredited by Azerbaijan’s Central Election Commission (CEC) to observe the referendum.
The total number of the observers is around 53,000.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed an order to hold a referendum on amending the Constitution on Sept. 26.
In accordance with Azerbaijan’s Constitution and the Electoral Code, polling stations were created in the country’s diplomatic missions in about 40 countries for citizens who live abroad or who are on a business trip so that they can participate in the referendum.
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