01:05 GMT22 October 2020
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    BAKU (Sputnik) – Azerbaijan's ruling party has announced its victory in the general election, which saw a turnout of almost 50 percent.

    Candidates of Azerbaijan's ruling party, New Azerbaijan, were getting up to 65 seats in parliament, preliminary data from the country's Central Election Commission showed later. With 87 percent of the voting station protocols processed, the New Azerbaijan Party was getting 65 out of 125 mandates.

    A snap general election was held in Azerbaijan on Sunday.

    New Azerbaijan executive secretary, Ali Akhmedov announced his party's victory in the early hours of Monday.

    "The snap general election is over. The exit polls show out party's victory. I can congratulate members of our party with yet another victory of New Azerbaijan",  Akhmedov wrote on his Facebook page.

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has already congratulated his Azerbaijani counterpart, Ilham Aliyev, on his New Azerbaijan Party winning in the election.

    According to Azerbaijan's Central Election Commission, the turnout at the Sunday election was 47.81 percent.

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