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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.
01.11.2015
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
30.11.2020
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".
767
The number of women candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
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.
22

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
5,198,658
Votes Number of people who actually voted
2,897,188
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
55.73%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
President Ilham Aliyev's New Azerbaijan Party (Yeni Azerbaijan) retained a clear majority in the 125-member National Assembly in the elections boycotted by the major opposition alliance, the National Council of Democratic Forces (NCDF, see note). Ten other parties - most of which are reportedly loyal to the President - took a total of 11 seats. Azadliq-2015 (Freedom 2015), a seven-party opposition coalition, and two opposition parties represented in the outgoing legislature - Umid (Hope) and Justice - failed to win parliamentary representation. The head of the Azadliq-2015 election campaign, Mr. Panah Huseyn, rejected the election results. The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) did not observe the elections, citing government restrictions. Observers from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE ) stated that despite some shortcomings, the 2015 elections marked a step towards free, fair and democratic elections. Note: The NCDF was formed ahead of the 2013 presidential elections in which President Aliyev won a third term. It comprised the Musavat, People's Front, Open Society, the Forum of Intellectuals and the El (People) movement. The NCDF nominated Mr. Jamil Hasanli as its joint presidential candidate, pledging to achieve a peaceful transition to democracy. In September 2015, the NCDF announced that it would boycott the elections, stating that the country did not meet the conditions for free and fair elections.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
11
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.
50%
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.
57.6%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
No
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
New Aspiration Party (NAP) 72
Independents 41
Civic Solidarity Party (VHP) 2
Whole Azerbaijan Popular Front Party 1
Great Establishment Party 1
Democratic Enlightenment Party 1
Social Welfare party 1
Party of National Statehood 1
Democratic Reform Party 1
Social Democrats 1
Civil Union Party 1
National Revival Movement Party 1
Motherland party (Ana Vaten) 1
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
104
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%
Other notes
Note on the repeat elections of June 2016 : Following the 2015 elections, the Central Election Commission invalidated the election results for Aghdash Constituency No.90. Fresh elections were held on 18 June 2016. A male candidate from the New Aspiration Party (NAP) was elected and sworn in in July. The distribution of seats above includes the results of the fresh elections. As at 27 July 2016, there were 21 women out of the full 125 members.
Sources
National Assembly (01.12.2015, 08.02.2016, 27.07.2016) Central Election Commission of the Republic of Azerbaijan Azeri-Press Agency BBC Monitoring
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.
104
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.
24.11.2015
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.
Ogtay S. Asadov (Male)
Political party
New Azerbaidjan Party
Date of election
24.11.2015