Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A Third Term for Ilham Aliyev?

The New Azerbaijan Party has proposed that the Milli Mejlis approve a referendum to lift the two-term limit for the president. Referendums have been used in many post-Soviet states to extend presidential terms, or to allow presidents to stand for office when their terms expire (e.g., Belarus in 2004, Kyrgyzstan in 1994, Kazakhstan in 1995, Tajikistan in 1999 and 2003, Turkmenistan in 1994, and Uzbekistan in 1995 and 2002).

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