Polish observer: Voting activity in Azerbaijan much higher than in EU countries

  09 October 2013    Read: 318
Polish observer: Voting activity in Azerbaijan much higher than in EU countries
The voting activity in Azerbaijan is much higher than in EU countries, the member of the European Parliament from Poland Jacek Wlosowicz told journalists on Wednesday.
According to him, everything in the polling stations was prepared well enough.

Observers from different candidates and various countries participate at the polling stations, Wlosowicz said.

"I worked in many observation missions for elections all over the world. Having big experience, I can say that Azerbaijan has organized the election very well," he said.

According to the member of the European Parliament, the representative of Bulgaria Slavi Binev, a very high activity is being observed during Azerbaijani presidential election.

Country`s polling stations opened at 8:00 am and will close at 7:00 pm (local time).
Ten candidates are taking part in the elections including the Chairman of the New Azerbaijan Party, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, the chairman of Umid Party Igbal Aghazadeh, self-nominated candidate MP Zahid Oruj, the chairman of the United Azerbaijan Popular Front Party (UAPFP) MP Gudrat Hasanguliyev, the chairman of the Modern Musavat Party Hafiz Hajiyev, the chairman of the Azerbaijan Social Democratic Party (ASDP) Araz Alizadeh, the chairman of the National Revival Movement Party, MP Faraj Guliyev, the candidate nominated by the initiative group of voters of the `National Council of Democratic Forces`, Jamil Hasanli, the chairman of the Adalat Party, MP Ilyas Ismayilov and the chairman of the Azerbaijan Democratic Party (ADP) Sardar Jalaloglu.
The Central Election Commission of Azerbaijan has registered 5,145,643 voters.

In connection with the presidential elections, the Central Election Commission of Azerbaijan established 5,273 permanent and 219 temporary polling stations.

Web cameras have been installed in 1000 polling stations in 119 constituencies of Azerbaijan. Unlike in previous years, this time the voting process can be monitored via mobile devices such as smartphones.

Totally, 52,000 people are observing the election in Azerbaijan, nearly 1,400 of which are international observers.

Also, the presidential election is being covered by over 70 representatives from over 20 international media outlets.

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