Campaigns/Elections

Main Opposition Leader in Azerbaijan Claims There Was Fraud in Recent Presidential Election

President Ilham Aliyev reportedly won 85 percent of the vote

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President Ilham Aliyev's principal opponent in the Azerbaijani presidential election, who was trounced by the incumbent, is claiming fraud and vote-rigging and wants the results annulled. Jamil Hasanli said the vote was not free and fair and cited, among other things, that all television channels are under government control, making it impossible for other candidates to spread their message.