The main opposition parties in the tightly controlled Caucasus nation boycotted the vote, calling the elections a sham and accusing the authorities of electoral fraud.
Aliyev was first elected in October 2003, two months before the death of his father, Heydar Aliyev, who ruled for 10 years. "We suppose that in the next seven years, Azerbaijan will be developing and strengthening under the leadership of Ilham Aliyev".
The presidential election that had been due in the fall was moved up to April.
Critics believe that the seven opponents that were allowed to run in the contest-the CEC did not accept the applications of seven other, better-known opposition politicians-are in essence puppets affiliated with Aliyev and the government.
Highly restrictive laws related to the media challenge the freedoms of expression and the press, and extend also to website and social media content. Defamation is a criminal offense, punishable by imprisonment and with additional penalties for defamation of the president, further limiting the freedom of expression key to political campaigning, the observers said.
As for Spotify , this gives them entry into streaming video after a lackluster attempt at its own original programming. But clearly these margins are much slimmer than the traditional packages offered by the streaming providers.
Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said that considering his government's failures, it was time to retire. He addressed a national convention of over 20,000 swachhagrahis (cleanliness volunteers) there.
But I have given this job everything that I have, and I have no regrets whatsoever for having accepted this responsibility. Bryce spokesman Lauren Hitt says " Paul Ryan chose to quit today rather than face Randy Bryce and the voters".
Prominent leaders contesting the elections include party's chief ministerial candidate B S Yeddyurapp, Jagadish Shettar and B. However, Yeddyurappa merged the entity with the BJP before the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and was elected to the Lok Sabha.
In physical oil markets, OPEC's No. 2 producer Iraq said on Monday that it will keep prices steady for its May crude supplies. The S&P 500 index showed six new 52-week highs and one new lows, while the Nasdaq recorded 36 new highs and 22 new lows.
The average 12 month target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the past year is $215.01. Alibaba Group Holding Limited ( NYSE : BABA ) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 2nd.
Belgian rider Michael Goolaerts has died of cardiac arrest after collapsing while competing in the Paris-Roubaix one-day classic. The Slovakian attacked 54 kilometers from the finish and bridged alone to the day's breakaway and drove the group to the finish.
The illegal act here is companies appearing to "tie warranty coverage to consumers' use of authorized parts or service". The use of [company name] parts is required to keep your. manufacturer's warranties and any extended warranties intact.
Leading the way in hitting for the Cubs coming into this week was Kris Bryant with 12 hits, six RBI, two homers and five runs. Javier Baez is starting to come around at the plate, driving in three runs with four walks in his last three games.
IPL matches shifted from Chennai after Cauvery protests
Russell was involved in a 76-run sixth wicket partnership with skipper Dinesh Karthik (26) as KKR went onto post a good total. The tall and powerfully built Russel, hit an nearly match-winning 88 of just 36 balls including a four an 11 booming sixes.
Cameroonian Athletes Flee Commonwealth Games 2018
Of those 100 athletes, 45 tried to stay in Australia , including athletes from Sierra Leone , Rwanda, Tanzania and Cameroon . Before the Games opened, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton warned athletes not to overstay their visas.
Uber moves beyond ride-hailing with new partnerships
Experts agree that the latest move is part of a larger effort to expand the business beyond the usual ride-hailing service. Uber Rent will be introduced in San Francisco later this month, with a wider US rollout expected throughout the year.
There's bad news about PlayStation 5 launch
Instead of figuring out when the PlayStation 5 will be launched, gamers should instead enjoy what the PlayStation 4 offers. In fact, word on the street with actual developers seems to be hinting at a potential 2020 release date.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott announces his candidacy for US Senate
Scott, a multi-millionaire businessman, has served in the governor's mansion since 2011, and is leaving office due to term limits. Trump, in other words, could be a liability in Florida more than in other states - and perhaps for no candidate as much as Scott.