Azerbaijan election: Ilham Aliyev secures a landslide victory

Baku: President Ilham Aliyev wins the fourth term securing a landslide victory in presidential election.Ilham Aliyev claimed victory in a televised address, after taking 86 percent of the vote.
The last time a presidential election was held in Azerbaijan, in 2013. This time around, in the election held on April 11th, Ilham Aliyev, who succeeded his father in 2003, won a fourth term with around 86% of the vote.

Aliyev, 56, has led Azerbaijan since 2003. He succeeded his father, Geidar Aliyev, who ruled Azerbaijan first as Communist Party boss and then as a post-Soviet president for the greater part of three decades.

Like his father before him, the son has cast himself as a custodian of stability, an image that resonates with many in a nation where memories of the chaos and turmoil that accompanied the 1991 breakup of the Soviet Union are still fresh.

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