The president of Azerbaijan picked his wife to be his vice president
Business Insider -

The president of oil-rich Azerbaijan picked his wife to be the nation's first-ever vice-president on Tuesday, a move which critics say effectively ensures dynastic rule in the ex-Soviet country.

President Ilham Aliyev, 55, named his wife Mehriban Aliyeva, 52, as vice president after he ordered a referendum last year to create the role and extend his own term from 5 to 7 years.

The resolutions passed in September with more than 90 percent of the votes, though European democracy watchdogs have...

Related Articles