Azerbaijan: Exit polls show ruling party strengthens control
11 February 2020 | 1:10 pm
President Aliyev's Yeni Azerbaijan party has made big gains in Sunday's election. But the opposition says the ballot is a sham designed to strengthen the status quo.
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