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Azerbaijani leader calls snap presidential election

Azerbaijan`s strongman Ilham Aliyev Monday called a snap presidential election for April 11, six months ahead of schedule.

Feb 05, 2018, 14:17 PM IST

Azerbaijan holds referendum on boosted presidency

Azerbaijanis went to the polls Monday in a controversial referendum on handing extra powers to long-serving President Ilham Aliyev, with opposition and rights groups criticising the proposed constitutional changes as undemocratic.

Sep 26, 2016, 11:54 AM IST

Azerbaijan President cements power in boycotted parliamentary polls

 Azerbaijan's ruling party won an outright majority Sunday in parliamentary polls that were boycotted by the mainstream opposition, near-complete results showed, cementing strongman President Ilham Aliyev's grip on power.

Nov 02, 2015, 10:29 AM IST

Azerbaijan prez cements power in boycotted parliamentary polls

The Central Election Commission said Aliyev's Yeni (New) Azerbaijan party took at least 69 seats in the country's 125-seat parliament.

Nov 02, 2015, 05:41 AM IST

Activists doubt Azerbaijan`s opening up through sport

Sport and politics do mix when the Azerbaijan hosts of the first European Games are accused by rights groups of putting on the "Games of Repression."

Jun 18, 2015, 17:45 PM IST

Inaugural European Games: Azerbaijan rejects human rights violations claims

Azerbaijan rejected claims it had cracked down on human rights activists and political opponents ahead of the European Games starting on Friday, saying there were no political prisoners in its jails.

Jun 11, 2015, 20:51 PM IST

Azerbaijan says six arrested over `terrorist` plot

 Azerbaijan authorities said on Wednesday they had arrested six men accused of being Islamic militants and planning "terrorist acts" in the mainly Shi'ite Muslim country.

Mar 04, 2015, 20:59 PM IST

Wanted Azeri rights activist hiding in Swiss embassy: Official

A prominent Azerbaijani rights activist, who is wanted by the tightly-controlled Caucasus country`s authorities and risks imminent arrest, is hiding in the Swiss embassy in Baku, officials said on Friday.

Feb 13, 2015, 14:32 PM IST

Azerbaijan arrests head of independent vote monitor

Azerbaijani authorities have arrested the head of an independent election monitoring group after it criticised presidential polls that secured a new term for strongman Ilham Aliyev, one of his colleagues said Tuesday.

Dec 17, 2013, 15:26 PM IST

Azerbaijan strongman celebrates crushing poll win

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev today celebrated a landslide poll win to tie up a third term and further prolong his family`s vice-like rule, in a vote rubbished by opponents as riddled with violations.

Oct 10, 2013, 13:42 PM IST

Azerbaijanis vote in presidential election

Voting kicked off for Azerbaijan`s presidential election Wednesday with incumbent President Ilham Aliyev expected to win a third term.

Oct 09, 2013, 15:30 PM IST