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Azerbaijan holds parliamentary elections

November 01, 2015, 3:13 UTC+3 BAKU
According to the Central Election Commission, more than 5 million citizens of Azerbaijan are eligible for the elections
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BAKU, November 1. /TASS/. Azerbaijan is holding the elections to Milli Majlis (the country’s parliament) on Sunday. According the Electoral Code, they are held every five years on the first Sunday of November. After amending the Constitution following the 2002 referendum, the parliamentary elections are held by majority rule.

At 8 a.m. local time (7 a.m. Moscow Time) 5,547 polling stations will open in 125 constituencies across the country. According to Azerbaijan’s legislation, there will be no polling stations outside the country - in contrast with the presidential elections. The voting will last until 7 p.m. local time (6 p.m. Moscow Time).

According to the Central Election Commission, more than 5 million citizens of Azerbaijan are eligible for the elections. Of them, more than 63,500 people will vote for the first time. More than 1,2 million voters are young people under 30, and 564 voters are over 100 years old. The eldest voter - resident of Agdash district Gezel Dadasheva - is 125 years old.

The elections will be monitored by 63,000 local and up to 503 international observers. The CIS sent 147 observers, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) - 30. Representatives of foreign media, including Russian, will cover the elections.

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