President of Azerbaijan

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President of
the Republic of Azerbaijan
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Ilham Aliyev

since 31 October 2003
Residence Baku, Azerbaijan
Term length Five years, renewable optional
Inaugural holder Ayaz Mutalibov
Formation 30 August 1991
Website The President of Azerbaijan
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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)[edit]

For leaders before independence, see List of leaders of Azerbaijan
# Name Photo Term start
Term end
Political party

(at time of appointment)

1 Ayaz Mutallibov Ayaz Mutalibov 1992.jpg 30 August 1991 6 March 1992 Independent
Yaqub Mammadov
Standard of the President of Azerbaijan.svg 6 March 1992 14 May 1992 Independent
Ayaz Mutallibov Ayaz Mutalibov 1992.jpg 14 May 1992 18 May 1992 Independent
Isa Gambar
Isa Gambar (1).jpg 19 May 1992 16 June 1992 Azerbaijani Popular Front Party
2 Abulfaz Elchibey Abulfaz Elchibey.jpg 16 June 1992 1 September 1993 Azerbaijani Popular Front Party
3 Heydar Aliyev Heydar Aliyev 1997.jpg 3 October 1993 31 October 2003 New Azerbaijan Party
4 Ilham Aliyev Lech Kaczynski Ilham Alijew (09).jpg 31 October 2003 Incumbent New Azerbaijan Party

Last election[edit]

Azerbaijani presidential election, 2008[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
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%
Independent Gulamhuseyn Alibayli 81,120 2.19%
Liberal-Democrat Fuad Aliyev 28,423 0.77%
Modern Equality Hafiz Hajiyev 23,771 0.64%
Invalid or blank votes 57,760 1.56%
Totals 3,700,634 100.00%
Voter turnout 75.64%


  1. ^ "Президентом Азербайджана вновь стал Ильхам Алиев" (in Russian). 2008-10-24. Retrieved 2008-10-25. 
  2. ^ ""Seçkilər" İnformasiya Mərkəzi" (in Azeri). "Election" Information Center. Retrieved 2008-10-16. 

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