Azerbaijan – Constitutional referendum

Unsurprisingly, voters in Azerbaijan ratified the proposed amendments to the Constitution in a referendum last week. The most internationally controversial reform was the one that abolished presidential term limits.

Voters were asked to decide on 29 amendments to the Constitution. All of the amendments were passed with a vote of around 90% in favour.

The text of the 1995 Constitution (as amended in 2002) is available here. The details of the 2009 constitutional amendments and the votes for each one is available here.

Azerbaijan has been classed as Not Free by Freedom House since 2003. It has had a Polity score of -7 since 1998.

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