Azerbaijani MFA issues statement on preparation for presidential election
Azerbaijan’s diplomatic missions and consulates are taking the necessary actions for holding the presidential election, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on March 12.
For this purpose, a working group of employees of the relevant departments of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been established and the work is being coordinated with the Central Election Commission.
According to Article 2.3 of the Election Code, diplomatic missions and consulates of the Republic of Azerbaijan should facilitate the exercise of the rights Azerbaijani citizens living abroad provided for in Articles 3 and 56 of the Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan during the holding of elections and referendums.
At the same time, according to Article 4.12 of the “Regulations on the Consulate of the Republic of Azerbaijan” approved with the Presidential Decree No. 532 dated February 26, 2007, the diplomatic missions and consulates of the Republic of Azerbaijan shall assist citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan in exercising their electoral rights.
According to Article 35.6 of the Election Code, election precincts, which are established for the collection and counting of votes of voters outside the country on Voting Day, shall be created by the heads of diplomatic missions or consulates of the Republic of Azerbaijan at least 30 days prior to Voting Day, in the territories where such voters reside, provided the number of voters registered with the consulate is more than 50. Continue Reading