Azerbaijan opposition plans to boycott new parliament after election fraud claim

[JURIST] Azerbaijan's main political opposition party, Azadliq [official website in Azeri], announced Tuesday that it plans to boycott the new parliament [Milli Mejlis] that won power after disputed November elections. Azadliq won five seats in that contest, in which both party members and international observers allege widespread fraud. After the elections, both international monitors and the political opposition challenged the outcome [JURIST report]. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe [official website] asserted the election did not meet international standards for democratic elections [press release]. AP has more.

 

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