President of Azerbaijan
the Republic of Azerbaijan
Standard of the President
|Term length||Five years, renewable optional|
|Inaugural holder||Ayaz Mutalibov|
|Formation||30 August 1991|
|Website||The President of Azerbaijan|
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Politics and government of
Politics of Nagorno Karabakh
The country of Azerbaijan is a presidential republic, with the President of Azerbaijan as the head of state, and the Prime Minister of Azerbaijan as head of government. The current President of Azerbaijan is Ilham Aliyev.
The Constitution states that the president will be the embodiment of executive power, commander-in-chief, "representative of Azerbaijan in home and foreign policies", and that he "shall have the right of immunity [from prosecution]." The president rules through his office at Presidential Apparatus, consisting of a group of secretaries and departmental ministers. Additionally, there is a Cabinet of Ministers (regarding economic and social policy) and a Security Council (regarding foreign, military, and judicial matters).
Chief military advisors to the President of Azerbaijan have included: Turkish Air Force Brig. Gen. Yasar Demirbulak (1992–1994), Maj. Gen. Nuraddin Sadykhov (1993–1999), Col. Gen. Tofig Aghahuseynov (1997–2002) and National Security Lt. Gen. Vahid Aliyev (since April 2002).
Among the agencies directly subordinate to the President is the Special State Protection Service.
Presidents of the Republic of Azerbaijan (1991–present) 
- For leaders before independence, see List of leaders of Azerbaijan
(at time of appointment)
|1||Ayaz Mutallibov||30 August 1991||6 March 1992||Independent|
|6 March 1992||14 May 1992||Independent|
|—||Ayaz Mutallibov||14 May 1992||18 May 1992||Independent|
|19 May 1992||16 June 1992||Azerbaijani Popular Front Party|
|2||Abulfaz Elchibey||16 June 1992||1 September 1993||Azerbaijani Popular Front Party|
|3||Heydar Aliyev||3 October 1993||31 October 2003||New Azerbaijan Party|
|4||Ilham Aliyev||31 October 2003||Incumbent||New Azerbaijan Party|
Last election 
|Azerbaijani presidential election, 2008|
|New Azerbaijan||Ilham Aliyev (incumbent)||3,232,259||87.34%|
|Azerbaijan Hope||Igbal Aghazade||104,279||2.82%|
|Great Creation||Fazil Mustafayev||89,985||2.43%|
|Whole Azerbaijan Popular Front||Gudrat Hasanguliyev||83,037||2.24%|
|Modern Equality||Hafiz Hajiyev||23,771||0.64%|
|Invalid or blank votes||57,760||1.56%|
- "Президентом Азербайджана вновь стал Ильхам Алиев" (in Russian). AnNews.ru. 2008-10-24. Retrieved 2008-10-25.
- ""Seçkilər" İnformasiya Mərkəzi" (in Azeri). "Election" Information Center. Retrieved 2008-10-16.
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