Artur Rasizade

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Artur Rasizade
Artur Rasi-zadə
Dmitry Medvedev in Azerbaijan 3 July 2008-1.jpg
Rasizade (left) meeting Dmitry Medvedev
Prime Minister of Azerbaijan
Assumed office
4 November 2003
President Ilham Aliyev
Deputy Yaqub Eyyubov
Preceded by Ilham Aliyev
In office
20 July 1996 – 4 August 2003
Acting: 20 July 1996 – 26 November 1996
President Heydar Aliyev
Preceded by Fuad Guliyev
Succeeded by Ilham Aliyev
Personal details
Born (1935-02-26) 26 February 1935 (age 80)
Ganja, Soviet Union
(now Azerbaijan)
Political party New Azerbaijan Party
Religion Shia Islam

Artur Tahir oğlu Rasizade (Azerbaijani: Artur Tahir oğlu Rasi-zadə; born 26 February 1935 in Ganja), is the Prime Minister of Azerbaijan. Rasizade was a long-time Communist Party member during the Azerbaijan SSR period. He was Prime Minister from 20 July 1996 until 4 August 2003, when he resigned, ostensibly due to health reasons, enabling President Heydar Aliyev's son Ilham Aliyev to assume the office. Rasizade continued to act as Prime Minister for Ilham Aliyev, however, and he formally returned to the post on 4 November 2003, after Ilham Aliyev was elected as president.


Rasizade was awarded with Istiglal Order for his contributions to economic development of Azerbaijan by President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on February 23, 2005.[1]


Political offices
Preceded by
Fuad Guliyev
Prime Minister of Azerbaijan
Succeeded by
Ilham Aliyev
Preceded by
Ilham Aliyev
Prime Minister of Azerbaijan