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)
A new Ukrainian Orthodox Church, independent from Moscow, has been agreed at a special Unification Council in Kiev. The head of the new Church will be Metropolitan Epiphany of Pereyaslav and Belotserkovsk
Hopes for a breakthrough in discussions on the settlement of the Karabakh conflict have increased since president Aliyev and prime minister Pashinyan had an informal discussion on Karabakh on the margins of the summit of the CIS states in Dushambe in September 2018