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Azerbaijan’s Parliamentary Elections Criticized by West, Opposition

The party of President Ilham Aliyev has claimed victory in a parliamentary election in oil-producing Azerbaijan, but opposition parties condemned the vote as rigged. Victory will further consolidate Aliyev’s grip on the ex-Soviet republic, cushioned against calls for reform by its strategic importance to the West as an oil and gas exporter and transit route for US military operations in Afghanistan.

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