CEC Chairman holds press conference regarding start of municipal elections

Baku: Chairman of the Central Election Commission Mazahir Panahov held a press conference regarding the municipal elections, APA reports.

Panahov said that totally 37 077 candidates were registered for the elections: “The elections will be observed by more than 50 000 observers. 15 035 members will be elected to 11 607 municipalities in 118 constituencies. Voting will take place in 5 015 polling stations. 4 887 of them are permanent, 128 of them are temporary polling stations.”

CEC Chairman added that web cameras had been installed at polling stations in order to ensure transparency.

Then, the national anthem was played and voting was started.