Panah Huseynov

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Pənah Hüseynov
Prime Minister of Azerbaijan
In office
April 28, 1993 – June 7, 1993
President Abulfaz Elchibey
Preceded by Ali Masimov
Succeeded by Suret Huseynov
Personal details
Born (1957-10-28)October 28, 1957
Garagashli village of Sabirabad, Azerbaijan SSR
Occupation Historian
Religion Islam

Panah Huseynov Chodar oglu (Azerbaijani: Pənah Hüseynov Çodar oğlu), (born 28 October 1957), also known as Panah Huseyn or Panah Huseynli was the 1st Secretary of State and 5th Prime Minister of Azerbaijan.[1]

Early life[edit]

Huseynov was born in Garagashli village of Sabirabad Rayon region of Azerbaijan. He graduated with a degree in History from the Azerbaijan State University. In 1980 through 1983, he worked as a teacher in a secondary school of the Sabirabad district and was a scientific researcher at a History Museum. In 1997-2000, Huseynov worked at Philosophy and Law Institute of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences in Baku.[1]

Political career[edit]

Huseynov is one of the co-founders of Azerbaijan Popular Front. With the arrival of Azerbaijan Popular Front in power in May 1992, Panah Huseynov was appointed the Secretary of State of Azerbaijan Republic. In early 1993, he became the Prime Minister of Azerbaijan but was removed in June 1993 following demands from the rebelling general Suret Huseynov (unrelated to Panah Huseynov) to sack Huseynov and dissolve the Cabinet of Ministers.[2] He was then replaced by Suret Huseynov himself after Heydar Aliyev came to power in June 1993.[1]

In 2005 Parliamentary elections, Huseynov was elected a deputy from Sabirabad district. Currently, he also serves as member of commissions on national security and defense issues of National Assembly of Azerbaijan and is a member of Azerbaijan-France, Azerbaijan-Iran, Azerbaijan-Russia, Azerbaijan-Turkey inter-parliamentary working groups.[1] Huseynov was arrested on charges of organizing disorders in Baku after the results of parliamentary elections were announced in 2005 but was pardoned later on.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Huseynov is married and has 3 children. He's fluent in Russian and English.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Directory of Biographies. Panakh Huseyn". Retrieved 2010-06-25. 
  2. ^ Huge Pope (1993-06-09). "Azeri crisis". Retrieved 2010-06-25. 
  3. ^ "Supreme court of Azerbaijan declined appeals of 7 opposition leaders". 2005-03-30. Retrieved 2010-06-25. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Rahim Huseynov
Prime Minister of Azerbaijan
Succeeded by
Surat Huseynov