"ELS" Independent Research Center announces exit poll results

Baku, September 26, AZERTAC

"ELS" Independent Research Center has announced the results of an exit poll among citizens of Azerbaijan as they cast their ballots in a referendum on amendments to the Constitution.

Head of the center Irada Yagubova said the survey was conducted in 400 polling stations of 118 constituencies. She said voter turnout was 65.1% as of 18:00.

90.2% of the respondents approved of the amendments relating to state security and defense, according to Yagubova. She said 88.4% of the respondents welcomed the proposals on rights and freedoms of the citizen, while 11.6% did not approve of these amendments. 88.5% of the respondents approved of the amendments relating to reforms in public administration system and structure of executive authorities, according to Yagubova.

86.4% of the respondents approved of changes in age limit and term of office for appointed and elected posts, she added.

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