Azerbaijan Before and After the Elections
Erkin Gadirli, Co-Founder, Republican Alternative (REAL)
In advance of Azerbaijan’s presidential election, opposition groups including the REAL Movement have been attempting to discredit President Ilham Aliyev's candidacy on constitutional grounds. In addition, a different group of opposition parties, the National Council, have nominated a joint candidate for the vote on 9 October. The country's current leadership are also having to contend with the approaching transition to a post-oil economy and management of public discontent.
Erkin Gadirli will discuss the current tensions on the political scene. He will offer initial remarks for approximately 15 minutes, followed by an hour for questions and discussion.
Attendance is by invitation only.