Snap parliamentary elections held in Azerbaijan

Source : 112 Ukraine

1,314 candidates compete for 125 seats
14:18, 9 February 2020

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February 9, early elections to the local parliament, Mili Mejlis, began in Azerbaijan. Interfax-Ukraine reports, citing data from the Central Election Commission of Azerbaijan.

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Voting began at 8 am and will last until 19:00. 5,573 polling stations have been opened, with 5,3 million registered citizens registered. There are 1,134 candidates and 125 seats in parliament.

It is noted that in Azerbaijan there is no lower threshold for the turnout, therefore any result will be considered valid. The candidates with the most votes win.

The CEC is expected to announce the preliminary election results no later than February 12, and the final results by March 26, 2020.

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Recall that on November 28, 2019, the parliament submitted an appeal to the president on dissolution and the holding of early elections. The last Miles Majlis was elected on November 1, 2015, for a period of 5 years. The ruling party is New Azerbaijan.

On December 4, the Constitutional Court recognized the dissolution of parliament as constitutional. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev dismissed the parliament and scheduled early elections for February 9, 2020.

As we reported before, Verkhovna Rada Speaker Dmytro Razumkov believes that Ukraine already has all the necessary legislative framework for elections in the Donbas, including in the temporarily occupied territories.

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