Tag archive of Elections

First Day of Election Campaign Marked by Incident for Igbal Agazade

On the first day of the election campaign started in connection with the repeat parliamentary election in Agdash Election Constituency #90, the cars displaying the photo of Umid (Hope) Party chairman and parliamentary candidate Igbal Agazade were pelted with eggs by a group of residents, Igbal Agazade’s election headquarters told the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS). The elections to the Parliament (Milli Majlis) of Azerbaijan

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Agdash Voters Forced to Withdraw Their Nominating Petition Signatures for Igbal Agazade

Voters, who have signed the nominating petition for Umid (Hope) Party chairman Igbal Agazade who is running for the Parliament (Milli Majlis) in the repeat election to be held in Agdash constituency #90, are harassed and demanded to withdraw their signatures, Umid Party Deputy Chairman for Press and Information Affairs Elman Abbasov said. The elections to the Parliament (Milli Majlis) of Azerbaijan Republic were held on November 01, 2015. However,

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Anar Mammadli’s health deteriorates

On December 4, the family of Anar Mammadli, Chairman of the Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Center, met with him at Prison #13, reported the human rights defender’s father, Asef Mammadov. According to Asef Mammadov, Anar Mammadli’s health has worsened. “Anar is suffering from gastric pain. He was examined at the Central Treatment Facility of Penitentiary Service a month ago, but the pain has not gone away. (more…)

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Results of Parliamentary Election approved

The results of the November 1 Elections to the Milli Majlis (Parliament) were approved by Azerbaijani Constitutional Court on November 24.   The fifth convocation of the Milli Majlis (Parliament) of Azerbaijan Republic held its first meeting on November 24, attended by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev. New Parliamentary committees were established at the session. MP Ali Huseynli was elected the Chairperson of the Legal Policy and State Building

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Central Election Commission concludes Parliamentary elections

On November 18, the Central Election Commission (CEC) reviewed the appeals received by the CEC in connection with the Parliamentary Elections of November 1 2015.   After discussions among Commission members, the CEC invalidated the voting results of Precinct #9 in Jalilabad-Masalli-Bilesuvar constituency #69.   “The Parliamentary Elections of November 1, 2015, were held in a free, fair and transparent manner, an event of paramount importance

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Central Election Commission annuls constituency results

  On November 17, the Central Election Commission (CEC) held a meeting to review the appeals received by the CEC in connection with the Elections to the Milli Majlis (Parliament), held on November 1 2015. The CEC annulled the election results of the Agdash constituency #90, reportedly due to the discovery of legislative violations by local municipality representatives. The winner of this constituency had been announced as Chingiz Asadullayev,

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Sport for Rights refutes PACE statement, highlights unprecedented repression during Azerbaijan’s parliamentary elections

     The Sport for Rights campaign refutes the preliminary statement of findings of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) monitoring delegation to Azerbaijan’s 1 November parliamentary elections. Sport for Rights emphasises that the human rights situation in Azerbaijan has never been worse, and that these elections stood no chance of being fair and free, as the ruling regime has been working aggressively to silence

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