Central Election Commission declares Azerbaijani presidential elections will be held on October 9

Central Election Commission declares Azerbaijani presidential elections will be held on October 9
# 02 August 2013 11:44 (UTC +04:00)

APA reports that Panahov said according to article 178.1, Tuesday of the third week of October, when the President’s term of office envisaged by the Constitution ends, is considered the election day.

But that day falls on Eid al-Adha, according to another article of the Election Code, election day is replaced. CEC chairman said that it was offered to hold presidential election on October 9.

At the meeting it was decided to declare October 9, 2013 election day and officially start the election.

According to the decision, the principles of the presidential elections were defined basing on articles 100-102 of the Constitution of Azerbaijan Republic and the term and rule of the determination of the election in accordance with Election Code. Under article 101.1 the President of Azerbaijan Republic is elected for 5 years through free, personal and secret ballot basing on the general, equal and direct suffrage.

The last presidential election was held on October 15, 2008. This year the President’s 5-year term of office is going to end and the next elections are to be held according to the law.

According to article 178.2 of the Election Code, the day of presidential elections is declared by the decision of the Central Election Commission in the Republic of Azerbaijan. Article 178.3 of the Code envisages that the decision of the Central Election Commission on the declaration of election day should be released within 2 days.

According to articles 100-102 of the Constitution, articles 19.4, 19.14, 28.2, 177, 178.2 and 178.2 of the Election Code, the Central Election Commission decided that October 9 is declared the election day in the Republic of Azerbaijan.

At the meeting, plan of actions on the election was also confirmed and the decision was passed regarding the establishment of a group of experts under the Central Election Commission to consider the appeals filed against actions and decisions related with the violation of voting rights, including the creation of Working Group under CEC in the presidential elections on October 9 and the appointment of group chairman.

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