Azerbaijan’s president election: Voting underway at polling stations in liberated Aghdam

Voter are exercising their constitutional rights in Azerbaijan’s liberated Aghdam district as the snap presidential election is going on in the country, News.Az reports.

Three polling stations were set up for voting in the presidential election at the Aghdam City Conference Center, the building of Azernergy OJSC and in the village of Kangarli. The polling stations observe a high voter turnout.

On February 7, at 8 a.m., the presidential election in the Republic of Azerbaijan commenced across the entirety of the country’s sovereign territory. Seven candidates are competing for the presidency.

The voting is taking place at 6,537 polling stations in 125 constituencies, including 6,319 permanent stations and 218 located in Azerbaijan’s embassies, consulates general and permanent representations in foreign countries, as well as in military units, treatment and correctional facilities, sanatoriums, ships navigating under the country`s national flag in the Caspian Sea and international waters.

A total of 6,524,203 ballot papers were issued.

All constituency election commissions were provided with computers and other necessary equipment. On the voting day, operational information regarding the progress of the election will be announced from the Information Center of the Central Election Commission.

The number of eligible voters in the country is 6,478,623.

The voting is being monitored by 790 international observers representing 72 international organizations and citizens of 89 countries. The total number of local observers is 89,366.

The election is being covered by 216 representatives from 109 foreign media outlets.

News.Az 

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