Ziyafat Asgarov

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Ziyafat Asgarov
Ziyafət Əsgərov
First Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan
Assumed office
November 29, 2010
In office
December 2, 2005 – November 29, 2010
Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan
In office
November 24, 2000 – December 2, 2005
Personal details
Born (1963-10-24) October 24, 1963 (age 53)
Aşağı Uzunoba, Babek Rayon of Nakhchivan AR, Azerbaijan
Religion Islam

Ziyafet Asgarov Abbas oglu (Azerbaijani: Ziyafət Əsgərov Abbas oğlu; born October 24, 1963) is a professor and an Azerbaijani politician serving as the First Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan.

Early life[edit]

Asgarov was born on October 24, 1963 in Aşağı Uzunoba village of Babek Rayon, Nakhchivan AR of Azerbaijan. He graduated from Azerbaijan State University cum laude. From 1990, he worked as a professor at the Law Department, deputy director of the department, assistant dean of the Law Department at the Azerbaijan State University. Currently, he's also a professor of the Constitutional Law Department of the same university. In 1995, he was one of the members of the working group of a commission which drafted the Constitution of Azerbaijan.[1]

Political career[edit]

Asgarov was elected deputy to the National Assembly of Azerbaijan in 1995 parliamentary elections and subsequently re-elected in 2000 and 2005 elections. From November 24, 2000 through December 2, 2005 he served as the Deputy Speaker, and from December 2, 2005 until November 29, 2010, he served as the First Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly. Asgarov was again re-elected to the National Assembly from 76th Lankaran-Astara electoral district in November 2010 parliamentary elections and remains the First Deputy Speaker of Azerbaijani Parliament.[2] Asgarov is also the Chairman of the Defense and Security Committee of the National Assembly and head of the Azerbaijani delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.[1][3][4]

He's a PhD in Law and an author to several textbooks and dozens of scientific publications. Asgarov is married and has two children.[1]

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