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A man casting his ballot in Baku

Azerbaijan takes a triple hit

Thanks to vast oil and gas resources, Azerbaijan’s regime has been able to keep a tight lid on the opposition while increasing its influence in the South Caucasus in recent decades. However, the shock in oil prices caused by the coronavirus pandemic comes at a time of political instability. Recent elections revealed several human rights violations, and eventual austerity measures could spark unrest among the population.

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