Azerbaijan’s referendum complies with legislative requirements
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 26
By Anvar Mammadov – Trend:
The referendum is being held in Azerbaijan in accordance with the legislative requirements, Luke Simpkins, member of the Australian observing mission, told Trend Sept. 26.
He stressed that their mission visited around 10 polling stations in Baku. Simpkins said no violations were noticed and the voter turnout is high enough.
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 over 30 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.