US Ambassador in Azerbaijan, Richard Morningstar has arrived at one of
the polling stations in Baku for observing the process of election of
Morningstar, accompanied by employees of the embassy, arrived at the
18th election district of the second Narimanov electoral constituency
He familiarized himself with the conditions at the station, and talked
to the local observers from various political parties and organizations.
The representatives of the station's electoral committee informed the
ambassador on how the vote count will be carried out once the voting is
finished, and said that the observers will be present during the vote
The head of the election station said that there are 1470 registered voters at the station, and pronounced the station open.
Richard Morningstar observed how the first voters carried out their civic duty.
The presidential election voting started in Azerbaijan on Wednesday.
Country's polling stations opened at 8:00 am and will close at 7:00 pm
Ten candidates will take part in the elections including the Chairman of
the New Azerbaijan Party, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, the
chairman of Umid Party Igbal Aghazadeh, self-nominated candidate MP
Zahid Oruj, the chairman of the United Azerbaijan Popular Front Party
(UAPFP) MP Gudrat Hasanguliyev, the chairman of the Modern Musavat Party
Hafiz Hajiyev, the chairman of the Azerbaijan Social Democratic Party
(ASDP) Araz Alizadeh, the chairman of the National Revival Movement
Party, MP Faraj Guliyev, the candidate nominated by the initiative group
of voters of the 'National Council of Democratic Forces', Jamil
Hasanli, the chairman of the Adalat Party, MP Ilyas Ismayilov and the
chairman of the Azerbaijan Democratic Party (ADP) Sardar Jalaloglu.
The Central Election Commission of Azerbaijan has registered 5,145,000 voters.
In connection with the presidential elections, the Central Election
Commission of Azerbaijan established 5,273 permanent and 219 temporary
Totally, 52,000 people will observe the election in Azerbaijan, nearly 1,400 of which are international observers./Trend/