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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Aliyev Set for Majority

BAKU, Azerbaijan () -- Azerbaijan has held run-off polls in some parliamentary constituencies whose results are certain to confirm the majority of President Heidar Aliyev's party.


The oil-producing state voted Sunday for the last 15 of 124 seats in parliament, where Aliyev's New Azerbaijan party already holds about 60 percent of seats and the main opposition, the National Front, has just three.


Halfway through the day Sunday more than 50 percent of the electorate had already turned out to vote, the electoral commission said.