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The Central Election Commission (CEC) conducted its session chaired by Mr. Mazahir Panahov on October 1, 2003

01.10.2003


The Central Election Commission (CEC) conducted its session chaired by Mr. Mazahir Panahov on October 1, 2003.


After the approval of CEC session minutes dated on August 12 and 14, 2003, Mr. Ingilab Nasirov, CEC Secretary reported on the withdrawal of candidacy of Mr. Abutalib Ganbar oghlu Samadov whose candidacy to presidency has been registered. He noted that Mr. Abutalib Ganbar oghlu Samadov appealed to the CEC with the application and withdrew his candidacy in favor of Mr. Ilham Heydar oghlu Aliyev. The Commission considered his appeal and adopted the relevant decision.

Then it was reported on the printing of ballot papers related to the Presidential Elections of the Republic of Azerbaijan on October 15, 2003. The Commission decided to print ballot papers in the press of the State Students Admission Commission.

The Commission also discussed the issue of modifications in the composition of some Constituency Election Commissions and decided to make relevant modifications in the composition of these commissions.

In the session, entered appeals were also taken into consideration and relevant decisions were adopted.

At the end of the session, current issues were discussed.

Representatives of IFES (International Foundation for Election Systems),
OSCE/ODIHR, National Democracy Institution, the USA embassy, as well as representatives of domestic and foreign mass media participated in the CEC session.