17 November 2012

Tunisia: Baku Protest Urges Parliament Dissolution, President's Resignation

Obaku — Police in Azerbaijan arrested around 30 opposition activists who tried to stage a protest in the capital Baku on Saturday to demand the president's resignation and dissolution of parliament.

Protesters called for the parliament to be dissolved amid an investigation into allegations the ruling party sold seats to some lawmakers. Protests began last month when a video surfaced showing a ruling party official allegedly offering a seat in parliament for $1 million.

The rally was organised by the opposition Musavat and Popular Front parties, but not approved by the government.

Azerbaijan's weak opposition has been trying to drum up support by staging regular protests.

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