Azerbaijan vote lengthens Aliyev's time in office, boosts his powers

Azerbaijan vote lengthens Aliyev's time in office, boosts his powers
 

Azerbaijan has voted in favour of extending the presidential term from five to seven years, election authorities said on Tuesday, a step that critics say will hand unprecedented powers to President Ilham Aliyev who has led the country since 2003.
The state election commission said a vast majority of the 91.2 percent of voters who turned out in a referendum in the Caspian Sea oil-producer had backed the move.
"The referendum was conducted in a transparent manner," Mazakhir Panakhov, commission head, said before reading out the result of Monday's plebiscite.
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27 September 2016 in World News, Views: 28
Source: Reuters
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