AZERBAIJAN’S ALIYEV EYES THIRD TERM

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BAKU: Oil-rich Azerbaijan voted in a presidential election on Wednesday that looks certain to see strongman Ilham Aliyev seal a third term, with critics claiming a widespread crackdown on his foes ahead of the poll. Despite refusing to campaign publicly, Aliyev appears a shoo-in as the authorities exert an iron grip over most media in the tightly controlled ex-Soviet state.

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