At Wednesday's meeting of the Azerbaijani Central Election Commission, four more presidential candidates were registered.
At the meeting held under the chairmanship of CEC head Mazahir Panahov, the chairman of the United Popular Front party of Azerbaijan Gudrat Hasanguliyev, the chairman of Modern Musavat party Hafiz Hajiyev, the chairman the Social Democratic party of Azerbaijan Araz Alizade and the National Revival party chairman Faraj Guliyev were registered as presidential candidates.
It was also noted that around 8,186 signatures of 44,286 ones for registering the candidacy of the chairman of Azerbaijani Liberal Democratic party Fuad Aliyev, were proven to be invalid, therefore the process of collecting signatures for Fuad Aliyev was suspended and there is no legal basis for registering his candidacy.
It should be noted that candidates began to submit their documents from April 20.
Around 22 people submitted documents to CEC for approving their candidacies.
The CEC refused to approve the candidacy of one of them, the candidacies of the rest were approved.
Around 14 candidates returned their signature lists and other required documents for registration of candidacies in CEC and other seven people haven't returned.
The chairman of New Azerbaijan party, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, the chairman of Umid party, Igbal Agazade, and a self-nominated candidate Zahid Oruj were registered as presidential candidates at previous meetings of CEC.
Azerbaijani citizens who have voting rights (active or passive), initiative group of voters, political parties, blocks of political parties have the right to nominate the candidacy for participation in the presidential elections.
Earlier, the CEC decided to hold presidential election on October 9.
Previous presidential elections were held on October 15, 2008. The presidential elections in Azerbaijan are held every five years.