Politics 12:20 02/11/2015

Preliminary results of parliamentary elections summed up in Azerbaijan

The Central Election Commission (CEC) of Azerbaijan summed up the preliminary outcomes of the parliamentary elections 2015. According to the preliminary results, the ruling Yeni Azerbaijan (New Azerbaijan) party claimed victory in the elections winning 70 of the 125 seats in the Parliament of the country, Trend news agency reports.

According to preliminary data, the voter turnout was 55.7 percent. In total, 2.89 million of 5.2 million voters attended the elections.
Along with the ruling party, the following parties will be represented in the new Parliament:

Party of Popular Front of United Azerbaijan – 1 seat;
National Revival Movement Party – 1 seat;
Great Order Party – 1 seat;
Civic Solidarity Party – 2 seat;
Party of Democratic Reforms – 1 seat;
Ana Vatan Party – 1 seat;
Unity Party – 1 seat;
Civic Unity Party – 1 seat;
Social Prosperity Party – 1 seat;
Democratic Enlightenment Party – 1 seat;
Social Democratic Party – 1 seat;
Independent MPs – 43 seats.

Referencing the exit poll results, George Birnbaum, executive director at Arthur J. Finkelstein & Associates, said 65 of the winning candidates are ruling Yeni Azerbaijan Party (YAP) representatives. Twenty candidates who won in other 53 districts are independent candidates. The poll results also show that despite 28 of the winning candidates are YAP members, they are self-nominated. Five of the winning candidates are members of other parties. Ruling Yeni Azerbaijan Party won the 74 percent of exit poll votes.

On 1 November, Azerbaijan held elections, where 767 candidates were struggling for the 125 seats in the Parliament. Around 5.2 million Azerbaijani citizens could use their right to vote in 5547 polling stations. The elections were observed by 503 international monitors from 40 organisations, including PACE, Interparliamentary Assembly of the CIS and the Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic-speaking Countries. International agencies took up rather stern stance over the upcoming parliamentary elections. The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) announced that, due to restrictions imposed by the Azerbaijani authorities, ODIHR had no choice but to cancel its mission to observe the country’s parliamentary elections. The European Parliament followed the suit.

Source Panorama.am
Share |
Տեքստում սխալ կամ վրիպակ նկատելու դեպքում, ուղարկեք խմբագրին հաղորդագրություն` նշելով տվյալ սխալը, այնուհետև սեղմելով Ctrl-Enter:


Winter holidays in public schools to start on December 24 – ministry of education
Winter holidays in the public schools of the Republic of Armenia will begin on December24, the ministry of education and science reports. In...
Russian arms sales to Azerbaijan always raised in talks with Putin - Spokesperson to PM Pashinyan
Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has always raised the issue of the Russian arms sales to Azerbaijan during discussions with the...
Miss Universe 2018 is Miss Philippines Catriona Gray
The Philippines' Catriona Gray was named Miss Universe 2018 on Monday, besting contestants from 93 other countries and delighting her home...
Brent oil price up at London and New York stock exchange
As a result of e-commerce in London and New York stock exchanges, the world oil prices are rising following the 2-3% drop recorded on Friday,...
Moscow, Yerevan to sign document banning foreign troops In Armenia – Sergey Lavrov
Moscow, Yerevan to sign document banning foreign troops In Armenia – Sergey Lavrov Moscow and Yerevan are preparing to sign an...
Bomb blast rocks Athens TV station
A powerful bomb blast has wrecked the offices at Greece’s SKAI TV in Athens in what officials called an attack on democracy. No one was...
Ex-ombudsman: Tough rhetoric traded by Armenian, Artsakh officials 'unacceptable'
Former Human Rights Defender (Ombudsman) of Armenia Larisa Alaverdyan considers unacceptable the tough rhetoric traded by the top Armenian and...
Justice minister says visited jailed ringleader of 1999 Armenian parliament attack
Armenia's Actng Justice Minister Artak Zeynalyan says he has visited Nairi Hunanyan, the jailed ringleader of the group that committed a...
Artsakh leader introduces new emergencies service head
President Bako Sahakyan visited on Monday the Artsakh Republic State Service on Emergency Situations, his office reports. The president...
Erdogan: Turkey seeks to buy 120 US F-35 jets
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday that Ankara intended to buy 120 US-made F-35 fighter jets amid speculations that the transfer...
Artsakh soldier wounded in shooting; condition moderate
A soldier of the Artsakh Defense Army was reportedly wounded in a shooting on Sunday. Rafik H. Vahanyan, 19, suffered a gunshot wound at...
Armenia's acting justice minister sums up six months in office
As a result of the new approaches adopted by the Ministry of Justice, all the repforms in the sector are implemneted through innovative methods...
'Slave law' protests turn violent in Budapest
Another night of protests turned violent in Hungary's capital Budapest on Sunday when thousands of people took to the streets over what they...
President: Armenians and Georgians are truly brotherly nations
The delegation headed by President Armen Sarkissian of Armenia was present on Sunday at the oath-taking ceremony of the newly elected President...
Iraqi president drops British citizenship in compliance with constitution
Iraqi President Barham Salih said Sunday that he legally relinquished his British citizenship in accordance with the provisions of the Iraqi...
Strasbourg remembers as fifth terror victim dies
The French city of Strasbourg paid homage to the victims of Tuesday's terrorist attack on Sunday, on a day when the Paris prosecutor...
Armenian president congratulates Kazakh counterpart on national holiday
President Armen Sarkissian of Armenia sent on Sunday a congratulatory message to President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev on the...
UEFA charges Armenia national team with crowd disturbances during Nations League group stage match
The European football association, UEFA, on Friday charged the Armenian national football team with crowd disturbances at the Nations League...
"Yellow vests" turn out for fifth weekend of protests in France
"Yellow vest" protesters have gathered in Paris and other cities for a fifth consecutive Saturday of demonstrations, BBC reported....
Armenia’s bread production on the decline
Bread production volumes kept dropping in Armenia over the past ten months, according to the latest figures released by the National Statistical...
Weather forecast in Armenia for the coming days
No precipitation is predicted on December 16-17 and December 19-20 in the territory of Armenia. On 18 in separate regions precipitation and fog,...
Armenian playmaker won Kazakhstan Premier League’s Goal of the Season award
Armenian national football team and Aktobe forward Marcos Pizzelli has won Kazakhstan’s Premier League goal of the season for his superb...
11 dead, dozens ill after eating 'toxic' rice at Indian temple
Eleven people including two children have died after eating rice that had likely been contaminated with a toxic substance at a Hindu temple...
Lars road open for all types of vehicles
Stepantsminda-Lars highway is open for all types of vehicles as of 14:30am Saturday, the Armenian Ministry of Transport, Communication and...
Iranian-Armenian entrepreneur presents Hurak – an environmentally-friendly wood brick to replace cordwood
If the Iranian-Armenian entrepreneur Devig Davudi succeeds in his initiative of making waste useful in different forms, the woodworking...
President Sarkissian issues message on the occasion of Armenia’s National Assembly elections
Armenian President Armen Sarkissian has issued congratulatory message to the three political forces that entered the Armenian National Assembly...
Artsakh reports over 250 Azerbaijani ceasefire violations over past week
The Azerbaijani armed forces violated the ceasefire along the Artsakh-Azerbaijani Line of Contact over 250 times in the past week. In the...
Brexit: No visa but Britons will pay €7 to travel to EU countries
Britons will have to pay €7 (£6.30) every three years to travel to EU countries, as a consequence of Brexit, BBC reported....
Many problems, difficulties, and challenges facing our country - Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II
“Our people reaffirmed their confidence along with their hopes and expectations of progressive, safe and peaceful life,” His...
Lars road open only for light passenger vehicles
Stepantsminda-Lars highway is open only for light passenger vehicles as of 10:30pm Saturday, Road department at Georgia’s ministry of...

Follow us and get updates!

Most popular articles

{"core.blocks.header.spell_message1":"Selected mistake: ","core.blocks.header.spell_message2":"Send a message about the mistake?"}