Azerbaijan's ruling party nominated incumbent president Ilham Aliyev as a candidate for the April 11 snap elections.

The election campaigning of candidates will begin on March 19.

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on February 5 unexpectedly issued an order to hold snap presidential elections on April 11.

The head of state received the right to personally appoint early elections after amendments to the Constitution were made at a referendum on September 26, 2018. According to the amendments, president will be elected for 7-year term.