MAZAHIR PANAHOV: ARMENIAN COMMUNITY OF KARABAKH MAY TAKE PART IN FORTHCOMING PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS IN AZERBAIJAN THROUGH INTERNET
The Central Electoral Commission (CEC) of Azerbaijan, guided by the basic provisions of the countryвЂ™s Constitution took a decision to form the constituency electoral committee, covering the occupied territories of the country, CEC chairman Mazahir Panahov said, Trend reports.
В"The constituencies have already been set up long ago, however, the issue with this constituency remained openвЂќ, Panahov said, noting due to ongoing peace negotiations the AzerbaijanвЂ™s CEC has not even made attempts to establish such committees.
В"We hoped for the quickest settlement of the conflict. However, taking into account the opinion of the Azerbaijani public, the decision was taken to set up the constituency electoral committee centred on in HankendiвЂќ, Panahov said. He noted there were no disagreements on the issue among the CEC members.
В"We will do everything possible for the activities of this constituencyвЂќ, the CEC head noted, having not ruled out the possibility of taking measures, вЂњnot envisioned by the legislation for other constituenciesвЂќ, particularly, voting by means of Internet.
Touching upon the issue of the constituency committeeвЂ™s location, Panahov noted, members of the constituency committees have already held first sittings and the issue of their placing will be decided at their level. В"The chairman and the secretary of the constituency committee in Hankendi have already been electedвЂќ, Panahov said, having noted, the detailed information on the issue will come to CEC of Azerbaijan shortly.
In conclusion, the CEC chairman voiced the opinion on nomination candidacies on these electoral constituencies. В"Due to non-availability of these constituency electoral committees the candidates applied earlier directly to CEC of Azerbaijan.
However, after creating such committees all applications will be sent directly to these structuresвЂќ, Panahov noted, According to him, the process of registration of candidates on these constituencies will start soon.