88.9% of voters support Azerbaijan's constitution amendments
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 26
By Samir Ali - Trend:
Citizens' Labor Rights Protection League and the US AJF & Associates organization have announced the results of the exit poll held among the voters in the referendum in Azerbaijan.
Head of the Citizens' Labor Rights Protection League Sahib Mammadov has said that the exit poll was held at 450 polling stations in 100 constituencies. A total of 900 interviewers and 60 supervisors have been involved in the exit poll.
Executive director of AJF & Associates George Birnbaum has said that 32,400 voters have participated in the exit poll. He added that 88.9 percent of the voters have supported the constitutional amendments.
Birnbaum noted that 87.3 percent of those who participated in the exit poll have supported the changes in the structure of the executive authorities.
Moreover, 89.7 percent of the voters have supported the amendments related to ensuring Azerbaijan's territorial security, while 88.3 percent of voters have said they support the amendments related to human rights. This is while 86.5 percent of voters said they agree with the amendments related to social security.
In general, the voter turnout in the referendum stood at 67.5 percent in the referendum, according to the exit poll.
The referendum on making amendments to Azerbaijan's Constitution kicked off at 08:00 and wrapped up at 19:00 (UTC/GMT + 4 hours).
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.