President Ilham Aliyev re-elected


In a preliminary press conference Head of the Central Election Commission Mazahir Panahov has announced provisional election results for yesterday’s presidential election. He announced that incumbent President Ilham Aliyev of the New Azerbaijan Party has been re-elected for a third term.

Mr Panahov reported that there was a 72.31% turnout and that Ilham Aliyev took 84.58% of the vote. The main contender, Camil Hasanli of the National Council of Democratic Forces came second with 5.27% of the votes.

You can see the preliminary results as announced on the government information centre here.

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