Early parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan scheduled for February 9

Early parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan scheduled for February 9

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has signed an order on the dissolution of the parliament of the fifth convocation and calling for early parliamentary elections.

According to the order, the early parliamentary elections are scheduled for February 9, 2020.

On November 28, a proposal was put forward to dissolve the Azerbaijani Parliament at an urgent meeting of the Political Council of the ruling Yeni Azerbaijan Party. It was also proposed to hold the early parliamentary elections. On December 2, the parliament has adopted an appeal on the parliament’s dissolution. Speaker of the parliament Ogtay Asadov signed the draft appeal to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to hold the early parliamentary elections. On December 4, Azerbaijan’s Constitutional Court has ruled that the Parliament’s dissolution following the legislative body’s appeal to the president to dissolve it was in line with the country’s constitution.

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