Elections to the Milli Majlis [Azerbaijani parliament] started in Baku on Sunday. At 8:00am [local time] over 5,000 polling stations opened at 125 constituency elections throughout the country, Trend reports.
As of preliminary data, over 4.6 million electors are probable to participate in the poll till 19:00pm [local time].
1541 candidates ballot for 125 seats at the parliament, including representatives from 47 political parties and blocs, a well as independent electors. The largest group of candidates was nominated from the ruling New Azerbaijan Party and Azadlyg elections bloc, the biggest opposition alliance.
In compliance with the Elections Code of Azerbaijan the elections will be regarded as successful in any rate of attendance.