4,270 local observers registered at constituency elections commissions to observe forthcoming municipal elections
Azer Sariyev, the spokesman for the Central Elections Commission, told Trend that 4,270 local observers have been registered at the constituency elections commissions for the observation of re-run, by-, new and additional municipal elections which will be held in Azerbaijan on 6 October 2006.
2,131 observers were nominated by the political parties, while 2,039 will conduct monitoring on their own initiative.
4,587 candidates participate in the municipal elections. So far 40 candidates recalled their candidacies.