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Azerbaijanis go to the polls

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Voters in the former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan Sunday were expected to support the party led by President Illham Aliyev, officials said.

Aliyev's Yeni Azerbaijan Party (YAP) is expected to win the majority of seats in the 125-member legislature, RIA Novosti reported.

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"The doors of the polling stations have been opened. I am inviting all voters to show up at the polls," said Mazair Panakhov, chairman of the central election commission.

General elections are conducted every five years in Azerbaijan, RIA Novosti noted.

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