Ilgar Mammadov

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Ilgar Mammadov
Co-chairman of ReAl movement
Assumed office
December 25, 2008
Personal details
Born (1970-06-14) June 14, 1970 (age 44)
Baku, Azerbaijan
Nationality Azerbaijani
Political party ReAl, Republican Alternative
Residence Azerbaijan
Alma mater Lomonosov Moscow State University, Central European University
Occupation Politician, blogger

Ilgar Mammadov (Azerbaijani: İlqar Məmmədov) (born June 14, 1970) is an Azerbaijani politician based in Baku, Azerbaijan. He is known for his views and initiatives that reflect knowledge and perceptions of the new generation of Azerbaijani public opinion leaders.[1][2]


Ilgar Mammadov received degrees in political science from Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1993, and in political economy from Central European University in 1997.

Political career[edit]

Mammadov's previous political affiliation was with the National Independence Party where he served as Deputy Chairman between 1998 and 2003. The National Independence Party was a center-right party – member of the International Democrat Union alongside with French UMP, German CDU, British Conservatives, and others. He left the party in 2003 due to growing policy disagreements.

However, he was banned from TV and radio after his 19 March 2009 Republicanist speech[3] on ANS TV live air. He protested then the substance and the conduct of the 18 March 2009 referendum that permitted president to be elected unlimited times to the office.


Ilgar is a regular contributor to leading Azerbaijani media and international conferences on politics, democratization, geopolitics, and conflict resolution. His blog [4] was the first political online diary in the country.


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