24.03.2017, 16:27
Behbud Javanshir

Mrs. Vice-President: Power Struggles Inside the Azerbaijani Government

Since 2008, President Aliyev has strengthened his position among the political elites and has become more adept at balancing their competing interests and potential challenges to his authority. However, Mehriban as Vice President is a signal that clan politics are alive and well, and risks igniting an internal struggle among elites seeking “equal representation” in the power hierarchy.