Azerbaijan Parliament Elections: Ruling Party Leads

Zeeshan Bhatti


Baku: Azerbaijan snap parliament election was held on sunday February 9 in which 19 political parties freely participated.

According to official statistical data total voters were 5.3 million in which 6189 voted for the first time. Moreover, 79 percent were males and 21 percent females candidates in the election which also highlighted positive development in the political system of Azerbaijan, the pioneer of secular democracy in the region and rest of the Muslim world since 1918.

Voting started at 8 AM and closed at 7 PM in which turn out was healthy. Voter age was 18 years old for the 125 seats of Milli Majilis (Parliament). 50 percent candidates were university graduates and 90 percent below the age of 40 which showed that young, educated and energetic people rigorously participated in this election.

There were 89,676 local observers and more than 883 international observers who performed their duties without any obstruction. More than 1000 polling stations had web cameras and all were directly with the CEC which highly levels of technological preparedness having advance artificial intelligence in the whole election process. 199 media personnel from 132 international mass media outlets were allowed to cover the election.

A large number of media team comprising of editors, journalists, educationists, regional experts and parliamentarians were invited to observe the election.

 

ID: 2020/02/10/4987

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