INFORMATION ON INQUIRY RESULTS BY “EXIT POLL” METHOD HELD BY “TRANSPARENT ELECTIONS” MONITORING CENTER
Before Election Day, the Center has been informing of two social opinion inquiry results. October 12, for the first time, we’ve published table made up by the Center; table reflected interests of Russian speaking Internet users and English speaking ones.
Today, on October 15 2003, “Transparent Elections” Monitoring Center held an inquiry by “Exit Poll” method (inquiry upon coming out of polling station) at 247 polling stations of Republic; “Exit Poll” involved local and 26 invited foreign specialists. In spite of the fact that the said inquiry method is being widely used in Europe for 10 years, in Azerbaijan it has been used for the first time.
“Exit Poll” has already proved its viability. Inquiry results have been submitted to Center’s analytical group three times a day; recent results have been gained at 1920. Today information, from 247 polling stations, where above 500 observers has been functioning, has been analyzed and summarized. Total number of inquired citizens is 22,315. We would like to draw your attention to inquiry results gained by “Transparent Elections” monitoring Center following “Exit Poll” method:
Ilham Aliyev 62,78%
Khafiz Hajiyev 0,5%
Lala Shovket 3,5%
Gudrat Hasanguliyev 0,2%
Ilyas Ismailov 1,1%
Isa Gambar 14,65%
Etibar Mammadov 3,1%
Sabir Rustamkhanli 1,1%
We hope reliability of our information will be proved by official information of the Central Election Commission.
Today we, once again, will meet you and give you information upon minutes’ drawing up and election results by “speeded up” counting completion.
Thank you for attention. Be patient and follow news.
Director of “Transparent Elections” Monitoring Center