Panahov: “Azerbaijan is a democratic country and its elections are in the world’s spotlight”.

The Azerbaijani Central Elections Commission has been working since January to prepare for the forthcoming parliamentary elections in the country.  This was stated by the Chairman of the CEC, Mazahir Panahov in remarks he made at a training session for district elections commissions held in Baku on Friday (14 August). The Azerbaijani News Agency APA quoted Panahov as saying that “the CEC pays attention to the public awareness and a special program is being prepared to raise election awareness”, adding that “ the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan pays special attention to the awareness of election commissions and gives recommendations to the CEC in the orders he issues regarding the approval of action plan”.

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The number of eligible voters in Azerbaijan is 5,093,289.

The number of voters registered on the Voters list by the Central Elections Commission of Azerbaijan amounts to 5,093,289, of which 48.3% of which are males and 51.7% are females.  According to the Azerbaijani State News Agency, Azertac the process of compiling the 2015 voters list started in January and was completed in May.

source: CEW with Azertac