By Special Correspondent BAKU, Azerbaijan: –
Presidential election poling started early morning on Wednesday, 11 April 2018. There are eight candidates in the contest including the sitting president who called for early elections.
Sitting president Ilham Aliyev is expected to win by a landslide extending his rule 15 years. President Ilham Aliyev has led the country since 2003, when he succeeded his father. After 2013 election in Azerbaijan’s Constitution has been amended to extend the presidential term from five to seven years.
A British delegation of election observers consist of Lord Evans, Conservative Party MP David Morris and Dr Shahid Qureshi, Journalist and Political analyst have visited eight polling stations in Baku this morning, where they met with the press, voters and poling station staff members. They have also visited presidential polling station. So far the process was smooth and seamless.