Parliamentary election in Azerbaijan: opposition wiped from parliament

Parliamentary election in Azerbaijan: opposition wiped from parliament

PanARMENIAN.Net - Yeni Azerbaijan, the party of President Ilham Aliyev claimed victory in the parliamentary election on Sunday, November 7, moving ahead in 74 out of 125 constituencies to gain 70 seats in the 125-seat legislature.

The official turnout is reported over 50 percent, after a campaign with few public rallies that received a limited media coverage.

Neither the leaders of major opposition parties – Ali Kerimli (National Front) and Isa Gambar (Musavat), nor other candidates from the parties were elected.

The only opposition force to have a seat in the parliament is Umid party.

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