Elchibey loses power
Friday 25 June 1993
In a vote certain to spark a constitutional crisis, MPs decided to relieve Mr Elchibey of his duties. Ten Popular Front deputies loyal to the President, who is in hiding, walked out before the vote.
The vote appeared to leave Geidar Aliyev, the veteran leader who became parliamentary chairman during the crisis, with a strong claim to be acting head of state.
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