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    Majority Votes to Scrap Parliamentarian Age Limit in Azerbaijan

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    Over 88 percent of voters taking part in Azerbaijan's Sunday referendum backed constitutional reforms to eliminate age limits for the country's members of parliament, Central Election Commission (CEC) Chairman Mazahir Panahov said Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Panahov said during a press conference that a total of 88.3 percent of the electorate supported eliminating the age limit when electing members of parliament.

    He also said that a total of 91 percent of the electorate supported eliminating the age limit when electing the president, and over 89 percent  backed constitutional reforms to introduce vice presidential posts in the country's government.

    On Monday, CEC declared the country's Sunday referendum on constitutional amendments valid with 30.6-percent turnout.

    The referendum agenda comprised a total of 29 constitutional amendments.

    The current Constitution of Azerbaijan was adopted on November 12, 1995 on the first referendum in country's history.

    Since the adoption, the document has undergone several amendments. In 2009, at the second referendum, the text was amended 41 times, lifting the restriction for the president to hold office for more than two terms in a row.


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