Thirteen candidates nominated for presidential election in Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 15
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
Thirteen candidates have been nominated for the upcoming presidential election in Azerbaijan, Chairman of the Central Election Committee (CEC) of Azerbaijan Mazahir Panahov said on Feb.15.
Panahov said that those candidates have submitted their documents to the CEC for approval of the nomination.
"The candidacy of five of them have been approved. Documents of others are being considered," he said.
Next presidential election in Azerbaijan is to be held on April 11, 2018, according to an order signed Feb. 5 by the country's President Ilham Aliyev. According to the Calendar Plan of Azerbaijan’s Central Election Commission (CEC), pre-election campaigning starts 23 days prior to the voting day and is stopped 24 hours before the start of voting. Thus, the campaigning will start on March 19 and end at 08:00 (local time) on April 10.