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The London Post: Azerbaijanis going to elect new parliament on Sunday, 9 February

Baku, February 9, AZERTAC

The London Post newspaper has published an article highlighting the parliamentary elections to be held in Azerbaijan on February 9.

The article says that the new renaissance phase being experienced by Azerbaijan as the country will hold early parliamentary elections. “Some 1,314 candidates are vying for 125 seats in the National Council of Azerbaijan,” the article mentions.

“These elections come within the democratic and political reforms that had been adopted by the national leader of the Azerbaijani people Heydar Aliyev since the country’s independence on 30 August 1991,” says the article.

“These political reforms are successfully being pursued by the national leader’s successor President Ilham Aliyev, who issued on 5 December 2019 a decree dissolving the fifth session of the National Council and setting 9 February 2020 as a date for the early legislative elections,” it further adds.

“Chairman of the Central Elections Committee Mazahir Panahov explained that 1,630 local observers and about 70 foreign observers have been registered to participate in monitoring the electoral process. He added that observer missions from the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), and the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of Member Nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States (IPA CIS) are also taking part in Sunday’s parliamentary elections,” the article concludes.

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