By Kurt Campbell
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Speaker of the National Assembly, Raphael Trotman following his recent visit to Azerbaijani where he observed the national elections believes there is much Guyana can learn from that country in improving its electoral process.
“There are cameras in every polling station, all the boxes are transparent, there is exit polling taking place,” Trotman told iNews.
He added that he was extremely pleased to see that at the commencement and close of poll the National Anthem was played, raising the patriotic spirit.
“I thought it was well organized, very professionally put together, logistically I was impressed… the people came out in large numbers from what I saw, I know that there were some question mark placed over the results but certainly where I was, I saw that it was not only well organized but the people were freely coming out and participating and responding,” he said.
In total, 52,000 people observed the election in Azerbaijan. The Central Election Commission of Azerbaijan has registered 5,145,643 voters with 5,273 permanent and 219 temporary polling stations established by the Central Election Commission.