Azerbaijan Eurovision trouble

Seems like a bit of trouble for the  EBU with the news that Azerbaijan has been fixing the results! In the quasi police state people who voted for Armenia, who Azerbaijan have a long standing dispute over the Nagorno-Karabakh region. A total of 43 people in Azerbaijan are reported to have voted for Armenia in the competition, with many of them have been questioned by police. Despite the fact last November both the Armenian and Azerbaijani leaders agreed to intensify their efforts to find a political settlement to the Nagorno-Karabakh region it seems the problem is far from sorted.
Back onto the EBU what a conundrum?
Well it seems like the EBU will try to brush this under the carpet, would they not want to upset some countries in the region, allies of Azerbaijan such as Turkey, which indeed in previous years we have seen Azerbaijan broadcaster promoting people voting for Turkey.
Does this really amount to less than Lebanon law requiring non recognition of Israel not being able to compete in 2005, the EBU forcing them to withdraw. We will just have to wait and see, I will of course be updating on this.



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