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President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan. (Photo: Azertaj news agency)
7 Nov 15
Local group judges vote “not free, not fair, not democratic and not transparent”.
28 Oct 15
Popular support for a changes intended to make the system more democratic.
Azerbaijan's parliament. (Photo: Afgan Mukhtarli)
23 Oct 15
Instead, observers from former Soviet states will applaud the ruling party's repeat victory.
15 Oct 15
Embarrassment as plans to buy comfortable seats for parliament have to be shelved.
Political banners at a bazaar during election campaigning (Photo: IWPR)
6 Oct 15
Holding a contested election without a foregone conclusion was an achievement in itself.
Kyrgyz women dressed up for a Social Democratic Party event. (Photo: Social Democrats’ press office)
Photo Essay
4 Oct 15
With much to play for, parties have been going the extra mile to secure votes.
2 Oct 15
Obstacles remain to a scheme aimed at boosting both security and electoral transparency.
1 Oct 15
Thirty per cent quota may not translate into female candidates taking their fair share of seats in October 4 polls.
29 Sep 15
Voters say they need reassurance that the process will be transparent.
Comment
25 Sep 15
Many of the current legislators are likely to make it into the next parliament, even if they have shifted party allegiance.

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