Russian politician: Parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan organized well
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 9
By Matanat Nasibova - Trend:
The ongoing parliamentary elections have been organized well in Azerbaijan, First Deputy Chair of the Russian Federation Council Committee on Federal Structure, Regional Policy, Local Government and Northern Affairs Arkady Chernetsky told Trend.
The Russian politician stressed the growing dynamics of voter turnout.
"Presently, the voter turnout is growing, apparently a big number of people could not come to the polling stations in the morning due to bad weather conditions,” Chernetsky said. “But now the number of citizens willing to vote is growing. In general, the elections correspond to the existing election legislation. The necessary regulations are observed in the polling stations and the observers monitoring the elections behave professionally."
The Russian politician also stressed that the Russia-Azerbaijan interparliamentary group in which he is a member actively cooperates with the Azerbaijani parliament.
The parliamentary elections of the sixth convocation are being held in Azerbaijan on Feb. 9.
Some 1,314 candidates were registered within the early parliamentary elections.
The candidacies of 246 people were nominated by 19 political parties, 1,057 were self-nominated, 11 - by initiative groups.
Twenty-one percent account for female candidates while 79 percent – male candidates.
Throughout the day, 5,573 permanent polling stations will operate in 125 constituencies of the country.
There are 5,329,460 registered voters in the country, and 340,689 internally displaced people can vote in 573 polling stations.
Some 883 international observers and 77,790 local observers are observing the voting process. Among the local observers, 35,152 are representatives of political parties. International observers represent 58 countries and 59 organizations.
Exit polls are conducted by AJF & Associates Inc. (US) jointly with Citizens’ Labor Rights Protection League, the Rey Monitoring Center, and the French OpinionWay Research Institute together with the “Human Rights in the XXI Century – Azerbaijan” Foundation.