Azeri parliament asks to be dissolved, calls for snap elections

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - AUGUST 04: The Sun rise is reflected in The Flame Towers on August 4, 2014 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

BAKU- Azerbaijan’s parliament on Monday formally asked President Ilham Aliyev to dissolve it and to schedule new parliamentary elections.

The next election is not due until November 2020, but the president has the right to dissolve the parliament and call an early election. The call from parliament comes a month after a major government shake-up.


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