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Voting Ends in Azerbaijan's Constitutional Referendum

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Polls have closed in Azerbaijan where voters cast their ballots in a controversial referendum on constitutional amendments.
 
The Central Election Commission said turnout on September 26 was over 63 percent, surpassing the 25 percent required to validate the referendum.
 
The referendum includes 29 proposed amendments to the constitution.
 
Voters in the tightly controlled South Caucasus country didn't have to say "yes" or "no" to the whole package but instead could choose to approve or reject individual amendments.
 
The vote was monitored by observers from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
 
As of noon on September 26, the country's Central Election Commission reported that turnout was 30 percent, surpassing the 25 percent required to validate the referendum.
 

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Voting Ends in Azerbaijan's Constitutional Referendum

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