Vice President of Azerbaijan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
First Vice President of Azerbaijan
First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva
Incumbent
Mehriban Aliyeva

since 21 February 2017
StyleMadam Vice President
Her Excellency
AppointerPresident of Azerbaijan
Inaugural holderMehriban Aliyeva
Formation2016
Emblem of Azerbaijan.svg
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Azerbaijan
Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Azerbaijan portal

The Vice-President of Azerbaijan is the second-highest constitutional office in Azerbaijan, after the President. The first Vice-President is First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva.

Formation[edit]

The office was established through a constitutional amendment that was approved by voters during a referendum on 26 September 2016.[1]The amendment gives the president the power to appoint or dismiss the First Vice-President and Vice-Presidents of the Republic of Azerbaijan.[2]

List of Vice Presidents[edit]

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Party
Post established on 26 September 2016
Post vacant (26 September 2016 – 21 February 2017)
1 Mehriban Aliyeva02.jpg Mehriban Aliyeva
(Born 1964)
21 February 2017 - Present New Azerbaijan Party

Powers[edit]

The Vice-President will become acting president if the president resigns or is incapacitated. Prior to the position being established, those duties devolved to the prime minister, who is now second in line after the vice president.[1]

In terms of resignation of the President from his/her post ahead of time, extraordinary presidential elections should be held within 60 days. In this case, powers of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan is exercised by the First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan until the new President of the Republic is elected. If the First Vice-President, who is acting as the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, resigns, or is incapacitated due to health problems, the status of First Vice President passes to the Vice President of Azerbaijan in a specified sequence.[3]

Vice President of Azerbaijan can sign international interstate and intergovernmental agreements when the President delegates this authority to him/her.[4]

Eligibility[edit]

To be eligible to be vice president, a person is required to be a citizen of Azerbaijan, possess voting rights, have a university degree, and have no responsibilities to other states.[5]

On 21 February 2017, President Ilham Aliyev appointed his wife Mehriban Aliyeva to be First Vice-President.[6]

Immunity[edit]

The Vice-President of Azerbaijan enjoys the right of personal immunity during the whole term of his/her powers. The vice-president of the Azerbaijan Republic may not be arrested, searched, personally examined except cases when he/she has been caught red-handed. Immunity of the Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan may be terminated only by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan upon the presentation of the Prosecutor General of Azerbaijan.[7]

Secretariat of the First Vice President[edit]

The Secretariat of the First Vice-President of Azerbaijan composed of following members:

  • Altay Hasanov - Head of the Secretariat of the First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
  • Mehdi Dadashov - Deputy Head of the Secretariat of the First Vice-President
  • Fariz Rzayev - Deputy Head of the Secretariat of the First Vice-President
  • Anar Alakbarov - Assistant to the First Vice-President
  • Yusuf Mammadaliyev - Assistant to the First Vice-President
  • Elchin Amirbayov - Assistant to the First Vice-President
  • Gunduz Karimov - Assistant to the First Vice-President
  • Emin Huseynov - Assistant to the First Vice-President
  • Khalid Ahadov - Assistant to the First Vice-President[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mehriban Aliyeva appointed first vice-president of Azerbaijan". APA Information Agency, APA.
  2. ^ The Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan Article 103'1, Section 1 of the Constitution of Azerbaijan (1995) The First Vice-President and Vice-Presidents of the Republic of Azerbaijan are appointed and dismissed by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
  3. ^ Constitution of Azerbaijan Article 105, Section 1 and 2 of the Constitution of Azerbaijan (1995)
  4. ^ Constitution of Azerbaijan Article 110'1 of the Constitution of Azerbaijan (1995)
  5. ^ "What powers does Azerbaijan's First Vice-President have?". Azerbaijan Press Agency. 21 February 2017. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Meeting of Security Council held under chairmanship of President Ilham Aliyev VIDEO". Azertag. 21 February 2017. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  7. ^ Constitution of Azerbaijan Article 106'1 of the Constitution of Azerbaijan (1995)
  8. ^ "The Secretariat of the First Vice-President". en.president.az. Archived from the original on 2017-12-05. Retrieved 2017-12-05.