14 Feb 2018 16:00

Azerbaijani CEC registers Aliyev's nomination as presidential candidate

BAKU. Feb 14 (Interfax) - The Azerbaijani Central Elections Commission (CEC) registered Ilham Aliyev's nomination as a presidential candidate ahead of the snap election slated for April 11 at a meeting on Wednesday, an Interfax correspondent reported.

The CEC also registered the nomination of four more Azerbaijani presidential candidates: self-nominees Anar Umudov, Tural Abbasli, and Zahid Oruj, and Fuad Aliyev of the Liberal-Democractic Party of Azerbaijan.

Aliyev has led Azerbaijan since 2003. He was re-elected in 2008 and 2013.