- Posted October 9, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Elections in Azerbaijan: where is the guy, who took the second place?
Usually, it goes without saying. Any party, who are planning to win presidential elections in a modern and civilized country is preparing for the best - to hold a “yes we did it” rally; or for the second best – for the “we will try to do in next time” meeting with his electorate; or for the worst – press conference, where media will receive some food for thoughts.
At 10:00 pm, after elections polls in Azerbaijan were closed and the preliminary results already made its way to the public, one can see only representative from the winning side – they are on a streets, celebrating victory of Ilham Aliyev, who – seems to me – has unconditional support of the population (a poll, conducted by the independent polling agencies said that Ilham Aliyev took nearly 84 percent of the vote). Yet, despite this fact, Aliyev’s main opposition candidate, historian Jamil Hasanli, who received between 8 and 10 percent of the vote, is nowhere to be found. Nothing – no press conferences, no rallies, - nothing. Full apathy, it seems. I’ve unsuccessfully tried to stay in contact with his campaign, with anyone, who was during the day advocating on his behalf – no luck.
Oh well, as they say – better luck next time. But seriously - where is Jamil Hasanli?