Presidential election in Azerbaijan held openly, democratically: Uzbek observer (UPDATE)
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Baku, Azerbaijan, April 11
By Maksim Tsurkov - Trend:
Presidential election in Azerbaijan was held in accordance with the Constitution and the Electoral Code of the country, openly, democratically and in line with all international norms and standards, Sarvar Otamuratov, head of the Uzbek Parliament’s delegation, said at a press conference in Baku April 11.
He noted that representatives of the delegation visited 15 polling stations and attended the opening and closing of the stations.
“Necessary conditions were created for voters; citizens showed high activity and mature political culture,” Otamuratov said.
He noted that high turnout was observed at all polling stations that his delegation visited.
“Observers from all parties were present at the election, as well as independent observers, for whom all conditions were also created,” he said. “Video monitoring connected to a single Central Election Commission (CEC) system was conducted at all polling stations, and anyone could watch the election in real time. In general, the election was held in a democratic manner, and I want to congratulate the CEC of Azerbaijan on such effective work. I wish the Azerbaijani people prosperity.”
Azerbaijan held a presidential election today, on April 11. Eight candidates were registered for the election.
A total of 5,314,365 people in Azerbaijan have the right to vote, 50.78 percent of which are women and 49.22 percent are men.
On the voting day, 5,426 permanent polling stations and 215 temporary polling stations in 125 constituencies operated in the country.
Web cameras were installed in 1,000 polling stations in 119 electoral districts. During the day, the voting process could be observed online from the website of the Central Election Commission (CEC).
The election was observed by 894 international observers (61 organizations, 59 countries) and 58,175 local observers.