President of Azerbaijan calls for snap election

President of Azerbaijan calls for snap election

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev called for snap presidential election on Monday, February 5.

The elections will be held on April 11th instead of October 17th, 2018. No reasons for changing the date of election are reported.

Ilham Aliev is the candidate from the ruling party. If elected, this will be Aliev’s fourth term.

In 2016, the constitution in Azerbaijan was changed, and the presidential term was extended from five to seven years.