Azerbaijani parliament votes for proposing to president dissolving parliament, holding early parliamentary elections
BAKU. Dec 2 (Interfax) - The Azerbaijani National Assembly (Milli Majlis) approved by a majority of votes at a plenary meeting on Monday the call for proposing to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev that the parliament be dissolved and early parliamentary elections be held, an Interfax correspondent reported.
The call passed by 99 votes, one was against, and one abstained.
Parliament Speaker Oktay Asadov said after the ballot that the parliament might hold its last plenary meeting of 2019 on December 3.
Now, the Azerbaijani president is due to announce the date of early parliamentary elections.
Last Thursday, the Political Council of the ruling party New Azerbaijan unanimously voted to recommend to parliament and the president that the parliament be dissolved and early parliamentary elections be held.
This could be the first early parliamentary elections in the history of Azerbaijan.
The country was supposed to hold the next parliamentary elections in November 2020.