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Azerbaijani president on track for 94 percent landslide in tainted election

Wed 07 Feb 2024 | 11:43 PM
Basant Ahmed

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev is set to be reelected by an almost unanimous vote in an election on Wednesday that outside observers say was marred by a harsh crackdown against opposition activists and journalists, politico reported. 

According to an exit poll reported by state news wire Azertag, Aliyev received close to 94 percent of the vote, securing a fifth term in office.

Two other pollsters put the figure at 92 percent. Preliminary results are expected to be published later Wednesday, but the extension of his two decades in office is largely expected to be a formality.