BAKU (AFP) - Azerbaijan's incumbent President Ilham Aliyev won a total of 88.73 percent of the votes cast in last week's election, according to the final results published Sunday by the central electoral commission. Six other candidates in the oil-rich former Soviet state " all loyal to the authorities " lagged far behind, with none of them getting more than three percent of votes, said the head of the electoral commission Mazakhir Panakhov. Second-placed Iqbal Agazade won 2.86 percent while Fazil Gazanfaroglou trailed in third with 2.47 percent, Panakhov added. The commission's results are expected to be ratified by the constitutional court within the next four days, paving the way for Aliyev to be sworn in for a second term in office. The Organization for Co-operation and Security in Europe (OSCE), a democracy watchdog, has said that the poll last Wednesday did not reflect democratic principles although the United States welcomed "progress" compared to previous ballots. The 46-year-old Aliyev was first elected in 2003 with some 77 percent of votes. He succeeded his father, Heydar Aliyev, who died the same year after leading the former Soviet republic for a decade. Aliyev junior has benefited from soaring oil revenues that have seen Azerbaijan's corruption-riddled economy rank among the fastest-growing in the world.