Azerbaijan – Legislative election

In Azerbaijan a legislative election was held on Sunday. The only definite figure seems to be the turnout, which, officially, was 50.14%.

The names of the deputies returned have been announced. However, the vote share for the different parties is not yet available. I do not know what electoral system is being used, but presumably it is a plurality system. Eight deputies were elected with less than 50% of the vote. One deputy was elected with 34.52% of the vote, which suggests at least one closely fought contest.

There is a, somewhat partisan, report that the ruling New Azerbaijan Party (Yeni Azərbaycan Partiyası – YAP) party and its allies have won 90% of the seats and that friendly allies have taken the remainder of the seats.

There is a preliminary OSCE observation report here.

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