PACE to report on Azerbaijan’s referendum in 1-2 months
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 26
By Maksim Tsurkov – Trend:
PACE will in one or two months present its final report regarding the observation of the referendum to amend Azerbaijan’s Constitution, Head of PACE Assessment Mission Aleksandar Nikoloski told reporters in Baku Sept. 26.
The mission consisting of seven people is in Baku to assess the referendum and it is trying to observe as much as possible, Nikoloski said.
He added that the PACE mission will have its initial findings tomorrow, Sept. 27, at a press conference at 10:45 (GMT +4).
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, according to the Central Election Commission (CEC).
As many as 117 international observers – MPs from around 35 countries as well as observers from various international organizations, including the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) – have been accredited by Azerbaijan’s 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.
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