10 February, 2020
Marika Senkane, Senator of the Supreme Court of Latvia, a member of the Central Election Commission of Latvia, participated in the extraordinary parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan on Sunday, February 9.
The general parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan were due to take place in November 2020, but the New Azerbaijan Party, founded in 1992 by then-head of state Heidar Aliyev and having a majority of parliamentary mandates, proposed the dissolution of parliament. The party explained its decision with the need to support the reforms undertaken in the country, to make changes in legislation and to compose the parliament of younger members. The initiative was also supported by the opposition and the independent deputies. The decision of the deputies was approved by the Constitutional Court.
On December 5, 2019, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev signed an order to dissolve the fifth parliamentary term and at the same time proclaimed that extraordinary parliamentary elections would be held on February 9, 2020.
Senator Marika Senkane has been a representative of Latvian judges to the Central Election Commission since 2019.
Information prepared by
Rasma Zvejniece, the Head of the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court
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