EU makes statement on presidential election in Azerbaijan

  13 April 2018    Read: 991
EU makes statement on presidential election in Azerbaijan

The European Union External Action has issued a statement on the presidential election held in Azerbaijan April 11.

“As noted by the OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Mission (EOM), the Azerbaijani authorities displayed a positive attitude towards international observers, who were able to operate freely, which constitutes a constructive step,” said the statement.

The EU looks forward to continuing dialogue and working closely with Azerbaijan for the benefit of the people of Azerbaijan and EU-Azerbaijan relations, reads the statement.

Azerbaijan held a presidential election on April 11.

Eight candidates were registered for the election. Six of the candidates were nominated by political parties, one candidate was a self-nominee and another candidate was nominated by an initiative group.

The incumbent head of state, Chairman of the New Azerbaijan Party Ilham Aliyev has garnered 86.03 percent of votes in the election, according to the votes counted in 5,641 polling stations.

On the voting day, 5,426 permanent polling stations and 215 temporary polling stations in 125 constituencies operated in the country.

The election was observed by 894 international observers (61 organizations, 59 countries) and 58,175 local observers.

The voter turnout was 74.51 percent. That is 3,962,123 of 5,332,817 voters cast ballot in the election.

 


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