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Int’l organizations show great interest in Azerbaijani elections: Yadigar Mammadli

BAKU, FEB 05 —  There is little time left for parliamentary elections. Along with the society, international organizations show great interest in the elections, League of Democratic Journalists’ Chairman Yadigar Mammadli told. He praised the large number of international observers registered to observe the February 9 parliamentary elections. “I think the pre-election process is well. There were no violations in the registration of candidates. Candidates are currently campaigning”, Mammadli stated. Underlined that candidates have been campaigning mainly through social media, Mammadli said: “At present, we observe that candidates have been campaigningRead More

Armenians in Karabakh eligible to vote in Azerbaijan’s elections

BAKU, FEB 05 –  The Central Election Commission (CEC) has issued a statement in connection with the elections. According to the statement, Azerbaijani citizens of Armenian origin living in Nagorno-Karabakh have the right to cast their votes during elections in Azerbaijan.

Maldives President appoints Ahmed Saleem as Ambassador-at-large

MALE, FEB 5 (DNA) -President of Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has appointed Mr. Ahmed Saleem as Ambassador-at-large. The ceremony was held this morning at the President’s Office. Prior to this appointment, Mr Saleem fulfilled the role of Ambassador of the Maldives to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Saleem joined the Maldivian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1968. He had a long and distinguished career in the Maldivian Foreign Service (MFS) spanning for over 21 years, participating in numerous sessions of the United Nations General Assembly. In addition, he also participatedRead More

PM Imran expresses govt’s resolve to eradicate polio

ISLAMABAD, FEB 05 (DNA) :  Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday expressed the government s resolve to utilize all out resources for eradication of polio. He was talking to a high-level delegation of Rotary International led by its President Holger Knaack in Islamabad. The prime minister said eradication of polio is first and foremost priority of the government and whole nation and all segments of the society have a consensus on it. Imran Khan said special measures are being taken to organize traffic on border areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan andRead More

Nancy Pelosi rips up speech copy on live TV after Trump declines handshake

WASHINGTON, FEB 05 (DNA) :  President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address became a shocking display of US divisions Tuesday with Democrats protesting the Republican’s boasts before their leader, Nancy Pelosi, ripped up her copy of the speech on live television. The House speaker’s gesture at the very end encapsulated the seething atmosphere in the Capitol throughout Trump’s one hour and 18 minutes speech. Instead of what traditionally has been an annual moment for political truce, this State of the Union mirrored the political war raging through the countryRead More

AZERBAIJAN ELECTIONS: Turkic Council delegation met CEC chairman

BAKU, FEB 05  —  Chairman of the Central Election Commission Mazahir Panahov has met with the delegation of the Turkic Council which is on a visit to Azerbaijan to observe the parliamentary elections to be held on February 9, Media and Public Relations Department of CEC Secretariat told. Mazahir Panahov noted that the Central Election Commission has always attached great importance to mutually beneficial cooperation with international organizations. “Thanks to the close relations with international organizations, the electoral system and electoral practices in Azerbaijan have improved over the years andRead More