Aliyev wins third term as president of Azerbaijan

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By Thomas Grove and Afet Mehdiyeva BAKU (Reuters) - Ilham Aliyev won a third term as president of the oil-producing ex-Soviet republic of Azerbaijan on Wednesday in an election the opposition said was marred by voting violations. Aliyev's control over most levers of power and media outlets made his victory a foregone conclusion for many in the nation of 9 million, even though the fractious opposition united for the first time in a presidential poll behind a single candidate. ...