Ilham Aliyev has been re-elected as President of Azerbaijan for the fifth term

Ilham Aliyev was re-elected as President of Azerbaijan for the fifth term of 7 years, according to the preliminary results of the vote counting held yesterday evening, Wednesday, a few months after his victory in Baku's lightning strike in the expected result of early elections. Returns. Armenian separatists in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

The official reason that prompted Aliyev (62 years old) to postpone the date of elections, which were supposed to be held in 2025, was to restore the entire territory and territorial sovereignty of Azerbaijan.

Mazhar Benakhov, head of the Central Election Commission in Azerbaijan, announced on Wednesday evening that according to preliminary, non-final results, current President Ilham Aliyev has won the presidential election with 92.1% of the votes.

Benahof told a press conference that 4 million and 971 thousand voters voted in the presidential election, with a participation rate of 76.73%.

Independent candidate Zahid Oruç came in second place with 2.2% of the votes, followed by Grand Establishment Party head Fazil Mustafa with 1.99%, followed by All-Azerbaijan Popular Front Party head Kadrat Hasan Guliyev with 1.78%. Stay in place. National Front Party head Radi Nurulayev came fifth with 0.79%, Greater Azerbaijan Party head Elshad Musayev came fifth with 0.66% and finally independent candidate Fuad Aliyev came fifth with 0.48%.

On Wednesday morning, voting began in early presidential elections to elect a new president for the oil-rich South Caucasus republic overlooking the Caspian Sea, with 7 candidates competing, most notably the current president, Ilham Aliyev.

In the center of the capital Baku, long lines of voters formed in front of polling stations to cast votes in Wednesday's elections.

It should be noted that Ilham Aliyev assumed the presidency in 2003, succeeding his father Heydar Aliyev and has since been re-elected.

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