The Azerbaijan Central Elections Commission (CEC) has declared that Ilham Aliyev has won the presidential elections held in Azerbaijan on 11 April. The Central Elections Commission said that President Aliyev has gathered 86.09 percent of the vote.
The remaining votes were shared between seven other candidates as follows: Gudrat Hasanguliyev - 3.4 percent; Sardar Jalaloglu - 2.97 percent; Zahid Oruj - 3.07 percent; Hafiz Hajiyev - 1.51 percent; Araz Alizade - 1.4 percent; Faraj Guliyev - 1.18 and Razi Nurullayev - 0.74 percent.
According to the CEC voter turnout was 74.51 percent.
Earlier in the day Putin made a shorty private visit to Austria, where he attended the wedding of the Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneisl, and held what was described by the Kremlin as "a brief conversation" with the Austrian Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz.
Addressing Armenia's foreign policy Nikol Pashinyan said he wanted a qualitative improvement in the relations with Russia and to improve relations with the EU. To those who are saying Armenia is going to the west, Pashinyan said, "Armenia is going nowhere. It is just standing on its feet"