Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Communications / Weekly Rundown

RFE/RL Reports From Azerbaijan's Election

Azerbaijan held its presidential election today, with incumbent President Ilham Aliyev expected to win his third term by a wide margin. RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service has comprehensive reporting, analysis, and video, including voter testimonials:
# LIVEBLOG: From the early morning votes to the late night tallying, RFE/RL has the complete rundown.
# Investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, who hosts the talk show "Isden Sonra" ("After Work") for RFE/RL's Radio Azadliq, gives her perspective on the campaign, reports of fraud, and the impact of the united opposition candidate.

# A new mobile phone application unveiled by authorities in Azerbaijan appears to have released presidential election results one day before the actual vote . Voters who downloaded the application on Tuesday found out that incumbent President Ilham Aliyev had won Wednesday's election in a landslide. Correspondents Claire Bigg and Kebiran Dilaverli have the details.
# Aliyev may win a third term, but will he get a fourth? "Caucasus Report" analysis from Liz Fuller.
For breaking news and additional election coverage of Azerbaijan, follow Radio Azadliq.
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