In total, over 42,000 candidates applied for participation in the elections, and 13 parties nominated their candidates.
The elections were held on 118 constituencies. The voting took place at 5,049 polling stations. The municipal elections were monitored by 17 foreign and 52,636 local observers.
According to the information being reported from Central Election Commission (CEC) the number of women among leading candidates in the fully formed municipalities is 5882. Thus, it makes 38,81%. The number of elected men is 9,272.This showed increased activity by women candidates compared with previous elections.
Due to the the special attention of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mr. Ilham Aliyev to the development of gender policy and measures being taken to increase women's representation in governance and decision-making, make a significant contribution to women's empowerment and gender equality.
Since the adoption of the Law “On guarantees of gender equality» in 2006, important amendments have been made to other laws and to the establishment of the favorable conditions for the advancement of women in certain fields. In order to resolve women’s problem several state programs that bear gender components have been approved in Azerbaijan.