Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   22 January

TV broadcasts shut down in Azerbaijan

YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 5, ARMENPRESS. TV broadcasts have been shut down nationwide in Azerbaijan since the morning of February 5.

Numerous Azerbaijani social media users reported the shutdown online.

Some users say the shutdown may be related to the snap election announcement which came earlier today, and authorities are once again trying to isolate the citizens from information sources.

Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev has signed an order to hold snap elections in the country, Trend reports.

The early presidential election will be held April 11.

Aliyev’s term in office ends in 2018, and the elections were planned for October 17, with Aliyev once again being the candidate from the ruling party.

It is still unknown why Aliyev decided to hold snap elections.

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