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Cambodian delegation observes Azerbaijan presidential election

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CPP member of the Cambodian National Assembly, Mr. Sous Yara (2nd from right) was among those who observed the election. Sous Yara

A Cambodian delegation comprising a Member of the National Assembly, representatives from two political parties, and a civil society member paid a visit to Baku, the capital city of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

They were in Baku as part of the international observers for its Presidential Election which was held on 11 April 2018; upon the invitation of the Central Election Commission (CDC) of Azerbaijan to the Centrist Democrat International (CDI).

Eight citizens were running for the presidential seat. While some political organizations, such as the National Council of Democratic Forces and Azerbaijan National Front Party (ANFP), Azerbaijan Classic National Front Party (ACNFP), Musavat Party and Umid Party, have decided  to  boycott  the election, other opposition parties namely Azerbaijan Democrat Party, Azerbaijan Social-Democrat Party, Whole Azerbaijan Popular Front Party, National Revival Movement Party, Modern Equality Party, were contested in the election.

There were 125 constituencies and 5,426 polling stations. Voters turnout rate was 74.51% on the election day.

The observers team acknowledged the sound and peaceful electoral environment throughout their visit to random polling stations in different locations across the capital and its suburb.

People were seen to cast their vote in a free, fair, and confidential manner. There were no signs of intimidation, coercion, and violence at those polling stations. Local and international observers were allowed to effectively perform their tasks in a professional, transparent, and independent manner.

That said, Azerbaijan fully respects the electoral sovereignty and integrity of which the result of this Presidential Election truly expresses the will of its people and that the path toward strong and genuine democracy leave us with no doubt.

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