Azerbaijan’s own Orange Revolution?

Posted by on July 11, 2005

It would appear that Freedom is on the march in Azerbaijan. Good News.

BAKU, July 10 (AFP) – Some 10,000 opposition members, many dressed in orange, demonstrated Sunday in the centre of Azerbaijan’s capital Baku to call for fair parliamentary elections in November.

Participants at the rally, organised by the opposition Azadlyg (Freedom) Bloc, shouted: “freedom” and called on President Ilham Aliyev to ensure that the November 6 poll is free.

Many wore orange clothing, a symbol inspired by last year’s “orange revolution” that brought pro-Western opposition candidate Viktor Yushchenko to power in Ukraine.

Isa Gambar, head of the opposition party Musavat, told the crowd that “this year we will free the country from the Aliyev regime.”

Aliyev, who took over the presidency from his father Heydar Aliyev in controversial 2003 elections, has only recently allowed opposition protests to take place.

Of course, we all know that President Bush had nothing to do with this:

Azeri boy hold Bush sign
[Hat tip: Smash]

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