Azerbaijan holds a snap parliamentary election on Sunday. 5573 precincts have been opened at 08:00 local time. More than five million voters have the right to vote.
As reported by the Central Election Commission of Azerbaijan, a record number of candidates are registered in the elections.
The elections are held through the majoritarian system. 246 candidacies were nominated by 19 political parties, 1,057 were self-nominated, 11 – by initiative groups.
Voters will choose candidates for 125 seats in the single-chamber parliament, which is elected every five years through voting for individual candidates in electoral districts.
Some 883 international and 77,790 local observers are observing the voting process.