2020 Azerbaijani parliamentary election

Parliamentary elections were held in Azerbaijan on 9 February 2020.[1] They were originally scheduled to take place in November 2020,[2] but were brought forward after parliament was dissolved in December 2019.[1] Opposition parties accused President Ilham Aliyev of limiting their ability to campaign, and called for a boycott of the election.

2020 Azerbaijani parliamentary election
Azerbaijan
← 2015 9 February 2020

125 seats in the National Assembly
63 seats needed for a majority
Party Leader % Seats ±
New Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev 72 +3
Civic Solidarity Party Sabir Rustamkhanli 3 +1
Great Order Party Fazil Mustafa 1 0
Motherland Party Fəzail Ağamalı 1 0
ADİP Fərəc Quliyev 1 0
Unity Party Tahir Kərimli 1 0
Civic Unity Party 1 0
ADMP 1 0
BAXCP 1 0
Independent 43 0
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Speaker before
Ogtay Asadov

The ruling New Azerbaijan Party retained its majority, winning 72 of the 125 seats; the second largest party (the Civic Solidarity Party) won only three seats.

Electoral systemEdit

The 125 members of the National Assembly will be elected in single-member constituencies using the first-past-the-post system.[3]

CampaignEdit

A total of 1,314 candidates contested the elections; 1,057 ran as independents, with 246 running as candidates of 19 different parties and 11 as nominees of initiative groups.[4]

Preliminary resultsEdit

Erkin Gardili of the Republican Alternative Party won a seat running as an independent.[5]

 
Party Votes % Seats +/–
New Azerbaijan Party 72 +3
Civic Solidarity Party 3 +1
Whole Azerbaijan Popular Front Party 1 0
Great Order Party 1 0
Motherland Party 1 0
Party for Democratic Reforms 1 0
Unity Party 1 0
Civic Unity Party 1 0
Azerbaijan Democratic Enlightenment Party 1 0
Azerbaijan Social Prosperity Party 0 –1
National Revival Movement Party 0 –1
Social Democratic Party 0 –1
Independents 43 0
Invalid/blank votes
Total 2,247,092 100 125 0
Registered voters/turnout 5,329,460 47.81
Source: OC Media

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Azerbaijan to hold snap parliamentary election on February 9 Al Jazeera, 5 December 2019
  2. ^ "Azerbaijan's Ruling Party Calls For Dissolution Of Parliament". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty. Retrieved 2019-12-02.
  3. ^ Electoral system IPU
  4. ^ Exit poll suggests ruling YAP party leads in parliamentary election Azernews, 10 February 2020
  5. ^ Single Azerbaijani opposition member to make it into parliament criticised for accepting mandate JAM News, 11 February 2020