Azerbaijan

National Assembly

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
09.02.2020
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
05.12.2019
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Early election
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
28.02.2025
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
125
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
1,314
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
19

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
5,359,015
Votes Number of people who actually voted
2,510,135
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
46.84%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
President Ilham Aliyev's New Azerbaijan Party (YAP) retained a clear majority in the 125 member National Assembly. On 11 February, the police detained more than 20 opposition and independent candidates who were protesting against the results. The Interior Ministry denied the accusation of vote rigging. The Central Electoral Commission subsequently annulled the election results in four constituencies.

The 2020 elections were held nine months earlier than they were due. President Aliyev, in power since 2003, dissolved the National Assembly in December 2019. The move followed changes to key positions in the government, including that of prime minister (Mr. Ali Asadov replaced Mr. Novruz Mammadov as prime minister). The YAP supported the dissolution of the National Assembly, stating that the composition of the legislature needed to change in order to carry out the President’s reform programme. A record 1,314 candidates stood for the 2020 elections, up from 767 in 2015. As was the case in 2015, the major opposition alliance, the National Council of Democratic Forces (NCDF) boycotted the 2020 elections, citing the lack of “minimum conditionsˮ for free and fair elections. Observers from the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) stated “significant procedural violations during counting and the tabulation raised concerns whether the results were established honestlyˮ.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
9
Percentage of parties winning seats The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of parties which won parliamentary representation by the number of parties contesting the election.
47.37%
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
56%
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
New Azerbaidjan Party (YAP) 70
Civil Solidarity Party (VHP) 3
Democratic Reform Party 1
Popular Front Party of Whole Azerbaijan (BAXCP) 1
Great Order Party (BQP) 1
Motherland Party (AVP) 1
Unity Party (VP) 1
Civil Unity Party (VBP) 1
Azerbaijan Democratic Enlightenment Party (ADMP) 1
Independents 41
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
100
Number of women elected
21
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
16.8%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
There are four undecided seats.
Sources
National Assembly (11.03.2020)
Protocol of Central Election Commission on general results of the Elections to the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan on February 9, 2020
BBC Monitoring
www.rferl.org
www.azernews.az
www.aljazeera.com
Women Directly Elected
21

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
100
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
21
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
10.03.2020
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Sahiba Gafarova (Female)
Political party
New Azerbaidjan Party (YAP)
Date of election
10.03.2020