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New Azerbaijan Party
Yeni Azərbaycan Partiyası
Leader Ilham Aliyev
Founded 18 Dec. 1992
Headquarters Baku
Membership 500,000[1]
Ideology Nationalism
Website
http://www.yap.org.az/
New Azerbaijan Party's Head Office in Baku

The New Azerbaijan Party (Yeni Azərbaycan Partiyası) is the ruling political party in Azerbaijan. It was formed in 1993 by Heydar Aliyev, who led it until his retirement and death in 2003.[2] It is now led by his son, Ilham Aliyev.

At the elections (5 November 2000 and 7 January 2001) , the party won 62.3 % of the popular vote and 75 out of 125 seats. The principles of independent state, lawfulness, creative progress, azerbaijanism, civil solidarity and social justice as the basis of the Party’s ideology stipulate the ideological base of the political future of Azerbaijan.

Its candidate Ilham Aliyev was reported by the government to have won 80 % of the popular vote in the 15 october 2003 presidential elections, which faced criticism of vote-rigging from groups such as Human Rights Watch. At the parliamentary elections of 6 November 2005, it won 62 out of 125 seats. Presently, New Azerbaijan Party has 500 thousand members.[1]

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