Incumbent President Ilham Aliyev, who has been running the oil-rich country for 15 years, is expected to win the race by a landslide.

Candidates' posters are seen on a billboard ahead of the upcoming presidential elections in Azerbaijan on April 10, 2018 in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Candidates' posters are seen on a billboard ahead of the upcoming presidential elections in Azerbaijan on April 10, 2018 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (AA)

Azerbaijan will head to the polls on Wednesday to elect its new president, who will serve the country for the next seven years.

A total of eight candidates, including current President Ilham Aliyev, will compete for the presidency.

According to official data, there are more than 5 million registered voters in the country, and the recent polls show that Aliyev will win the elections by a landslide.

TRT World's Andrew Hopkins has more on the story.

Source: TRT World