CIS: Azerbaijan’s referendum results reflect people’s will
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 28
By Seba Aghayeva – Trend:
Results of the referendum on making amendments to Azerbaijan’s Constitution that envisages the extension of presidential term reflect the real will of the country’s people, RIA Novosti quoted Sergey Lebedev, chairman of the CIS Executive Committee, as saying Sept. 28.
It seems that the results of the referendum, a large number of its supporters confirm that the Azerbaijani people support the changes to the constitution put up for vote, said Lebedev.
He recalled that a mission of observers from the CIS worked in the referendum in Azerbaijan.
“They say that they recognized the referendum as legitimate, transparent, democratic, reflecting the will of the people of Azerbaijan,” added the head of the CIS Executive Committee.
The referendum to make amendments to Azerbaijan’s Constitution was held Sept. 26. The voter turnout throughout the country stood at 69.7 percent, or 3,671,707 people.
Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree July 18 on submitting the draft Referendum Act “On making amendments to Azerbaijan’s constitution” to the Constitutional Court.