Azerbaijan: “Unlimited Presidency” ApprovedMarch 19, 2009
If you thought that the democratic situation couldn’t get worse in ex-Soviet Azerbaijan, you have been wrong. The oil-rich country has voted – according to the government – to eliminate presidential term limits.
On March 18, 2009, voters approved all the 29 ballot issues, including institutionalizing unlimited presidency, reports the Russian-language Day.az.
One Azerbaijani told Reuters: “We can write, we can read, we can watch. But we have no voice.”
Or, “We can vote, but we have no voice.”