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Azerbaijani parliament dismisses itself for ‘lack of consistency with president’s policies’, moves for snap elections

There is public speculation that there is a transfer of power taking place from the president to the First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva, who holds the post of Vice President

The Azerbaijani parliament has decided by majority vote to dismiss itself earlier today on December 2. 

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MPs also voted to hold early parliamentary elections and asked the president to approve these two motions.

The ruling New Azerbaijan Party (YAP), which constitutes the majority in parliament, came up with the idea of​dissolving the parliament.

The official explanation is that the MPs activities do not correspond to the course of the president and the reforms he is carrying out.

According to one of the unofficial versions, this is one of the stages of the transfer of power from President Ilham Aliyev to his wife Mehriban Aliyeva, who now holds the post of first vice president.

Parliamentary elections were to be held in Azerbaijan in November 2020. 

Some opposition groups and parties are already preparing for early elections, while others have announced their intention to boycott them.

More information about the dissolution of the Azerbaijani parliament, accounts and reactions of society can be found here.

 Photo: Reuters


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