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3,000 people attend opposition protest in Azerbaijan, with some calling for new election
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Sunday, October 27, 2013 10:53 AM EDT
About 3,000 opposition supporters have protested in Azerbaijan's capital, with some calling for a new election after President Ilham Aliyev won a third five-year term earlier this month.
The victory of Aliyev, who succeeded his father, extended decades of dynastic rule in the oil-rich Caspian Sea nation.
The participants in the protest also called for the release of those whom they consider political prisoners and demanded that the government end pressure on independent media.
The rally, which was sanctioned by authorities, ended calmly.