Turkish Press: President Ilham Aliyev reelected after winning 92% votes in Azerbaijan’s election

Yeni Safak

Turkey – Feb 8 2024

President Ilham Aliyev reelected after winning 92% votes in Azerbaijan's election

Landslide victory for Aliyev in election which saw recently liberated Karabakh region vote for first time

Incumbent Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev is leading with 92.1% votes, according to the country's Central Election Commission (CEC).

The figure was announced by election commissioner Mazakhir Panakhov after counting 93% of votes from Wednesday's presidential election.

Zahid Oruj, an independent candidate, trailed with 2.19%, followed by Great Creation Party leader Fazil Mustafa with 2% of the vote.

Other candidates scored less than 2% of the vote.

The main feature of the 2024 Azerbaijani presidential election was that for the first time in the history of Azerbaijan they were held throughout the entire territory of the country, including the liberated Karabakh region.

The turnout there has become one of the highest in the country. Two hours after the start of the elections, about 30% of votes were cast in the region, the election commission said.

Foreign and local observers monitored the election, along with a large number of journalists.