Presidential elections are taking place in Azerbaijan.
Voting is taking place in around 5,400 precincts spread over 125 constituencies.
There are eight candidates, including the incumbent, President Ilham Aliyev.
Under constitutional changes approved last year the term of office for the newly elected president will be seven years.
The main opposition parties have called for a boycott of the elections.
photo: Voting taking place in Azerbaian on 11 April 2018 (picture courtesy of APA news agency, Baku)
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