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Azerbaijan’s Aliyev Wins 7-Year Term on Top of 15 Served

The president of the oil-rich Caspian Sea nation of Azerbaijan raced Wednesday toward a landslide win that would add seven more years to his 15-year tenure.  The national elections commission said that with 65 percent of the ballots counted, President Ilham Aliyev had received 86 percent of the vote in an early presidential election. Leading opposition parties boycotted the race, leaving seven token challengers.  Aliyev, 56, has led Azerbaijan since 2003. He succeeded his...

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