Political expert: Reports that the Azeri Parliament might adopt a law "On Occupied Territories of Azerbaijan" were just an attempt to see the reaction of the Azeri society, Armenia and the world community
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As of 17:00 PM, 236 reports about violations at the presidential election were registered at iditord.org website. The total of 20 out of them were about the cases of inaccuracies in electoral lists, 66 - of pressure and bribes, 57 - election campaign, 19 - fraud at the election day and 19 - breaking of order at the election day. In particular, the names of the dead people were found in the voters' list in Ararat village of Ararat region. The case of "dual" voting were also registered in this village.
The 6th presidential election in the history of independent post-Soviet Armenia kicked off on February 18 at 8:00am local time.
A total of 41 district election commissions and 1988 territorial election commissions are operating in the country, with 7 commissions being set up at penitentiaries. These 7 commissions will open later in line with the special regime at the given penitentiaries. All the remaining opened at 7:00am. The first voters have already attended polling stations starting 8:00am. Only 126 of 15904 members of commissions are absent, which does not affect the work of the commissions. A total of 2 million 505,000 people have been included in the electoral registers.