13 Feb 2024 13:50

Azerbaijani Constitutional Court endorses presidential election results

BAKU. Feb 13 (Interfax) - The Azerbaijani Constitutional Court has endorsed the results of the snap presidential election held on February 7 based on materials presented by the Central Election Commission.

The Constitutional Court's decision was announced by its Chairman Farhad Abdullayev.

A total of 4,967,795 voters cast their ballots in the snap presidential election, the CEC found 4,957,967 ballots valid and 9,828 invalid, Abdullayev said.

Presidential candidate and incumbent President Ilham Aliyev garnered 92.12% of the vote, supported by 4,567,458 voters, he said.

Zahid Oruj garnered 2.17% of the vote (107,932 votes), Fazil Mustafa 1.99% (98,421), Gudrat Hasanguliyev 1.72% (85,411), Razi Nurullayev 0.8% (39,643), Elshad Musayev 0.66% (32,885), and Fuad Aliyev 0.54% (26,517), he said.

Based on the election results, the Constitutional Court declared Ilham Aliyev as elected president of Azerbaijan, as he garnered the votes of over 50% of the voters who cast their ballots, Abdullayev said.

The voting outcomes were annulled at 11 polling stations where irregularities were uncovered, CEC Chairman Mazahir Panahov said at the Constitutional Court session. The final voter turnout stood at 76.43%. The CEC did not receive any complaints on the voting day, Panahov said.