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Azerbaijan

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The country of Azerbaijan is a presidential republic, with the President of Azerbaijan as the head of state, and the Prime Minister of Azerbaijan as head of government. The current President of Azerbaijan is Ilham Aliyev.

The Constitution states that the president will be the embodiment of executive power, commander-in-chief, "representative of Azerbaijan in home and foreign policies", and that he "shall have the right of immunity [from prosecution]." The president rules through his office (the Office of the President), consisting of a group of secretaries and departmental ministers. Additionally, there is a Cabinet of Ministers (regarding economic and social policy) and a Security Council (regarding foreign, military, and judicial matters).

Chief military advisors to the President of Azerbaijan have included: Turkish Air Force Brig. Gen. Yasar Demirbulak (1992-1994), Maj. Gen. Nuraddin Sadykhov (1993-1999), Col. Gen. Tofig Aghahuseynov (1997-2002) and National Security Lt. Gen. Vahid Aliyev (since April 2002).

Among the agencies directly subordinate to the President is the Special State Protection Service.

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Leaders of Azerbaijan since 1918

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Azerbaijan Democratic Republic (1918-1920)

Chairman of the National Council

Chairman of Parliament

Transcaucasian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (1922-1936) and Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic (1936-1991)

First secretaries of the Azerbaijani Communist Party

Republic of Azerbaijan (1991-Present)

Presidents

Last election

Azerbaijani presidential election, 2008[1][2][3]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
New Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev (incumbent) 3,232,259 87.34%
Azerbaijan Hope Igbal Aghazade 104,279 2.82%
Great Creation Fazil Mustafayev 89,985 2.43%
Whole Azerbaijan Popular Front Gudrat Hasanguliyev 83,037 2.24%
Independent Gulamhuseyn Alibayli 81,120 2.19%
Liberal-Democrat Fuad Aliyev 28,423 0.77%
Modern Equality Hafiz Hajiyev 23,771 0.64%
Invalid or blank votes 57,760 1.56%
Totals 3,700,634 100.00%
Voter turnout 75.64%

References

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  2. ^ Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named ANN; see Help:Cite error.
  3. ^ ""Seçkilər" İnformasiya Mərkəzi" (in Azeri). "Election" Information Center. http://www.infocenter.gov.az/v3/index.php. Retrieved 2008-10-16. 

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