BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 9
By Elchin Mehdiyev – Trend:
The voter turnout in the Azerbaijani parliamentary elections is 39.23 percent (2,090,589 voters) as of 15:00 (GMT+4), Farid Orujov, head of the Elections Information Center of the Azerbaijani Central Election Commission (CEC), told reporters on Feb. 9, Trend reports.
The parliamentary elections of the sixth convocation are being held in Azerbaijan on Feb. 9.
The CEC Secretariat Information Center will inform about the voting process, as well as preliminary data as of 17:00 and 19:00 (GMT+4).
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 monitoring the voting process. Among the local observers, 35,152 are representatives of political parties. International observers represent 58 countries and 59 organizations.