POLITICS OF AZERBAIJANBenedict (Viktor) Gombocz
Geography of Azerbaijan Location: Eastern Europe, bordering theCaspian Sea, between Iran and Russia Area Total: 86,600 ...
Physical Map of Azerbaijan
Religion statistics Muslim 93.4% RussianOrthodox 2.5% ArmenianOrthodox 2.3% Other 1.8% (1995 est.)
Russian Orthodox Church in Goytepe
Azerbaijan’s political system:Background The political system of Azerbaijan functions in a structure of apresidential rep...
Azerbaijan’s political system: Government ofAzerbaijan Capital (and largest city): Baku Official languages: Azerbaijani...
Azerbaijan’s political system:Executive branchMain office holders Explanation Office: President Name: IlhamAliyev Party...
Azerbaijan’s political system:Legislative branch The NationalAssembly ofAzerbaijan (Azerbaijani:Milli Məclis) is Azerbaij...
Azerbaijan’s political system: Majorparties NewAzerbaijan Party (Yeni AzərbaycanPartiyası) National Revival Movement Par...
Azerbaijan’s political system:Political parties and elections Azerbaijan is categorized as a one-party governing state. ...
Azerbaijan’s political system:Judicial branch AConstitutional Court, which is onlyindependent, leads the judicial branch.
Ilham Aliyev Born 24 December 1961 in Baku. Current President ofAzerbaijan; was elected in2003. Briefly served as PM of...
Artur Rasizade Born 26 February 1935 in Ganja. Current PM of Azerbaijan, since 4 November 2003. Was a long-time member ...
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Politics of Azerbaijan

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  • 1. POLITICS OF AZERBAIJANBenedict (Viktor) Gombocz
  • 2. Geography of Azerbaijan Location: Eastern Europe, bordering theCaspian Sea, between Iran and Russia Area Total: 86,600 sq km Country comparison to the world: 113 Land: 82,629 sq km Water: 3,971 sq km (note: includes the exclave of NaxcivanAutonomous Republic and the Nagorno-Karabakh region;the Azerbaijani Supreme Court terminated that region’sself-rule on 26 November 1991 Area – comparative: Slightly smaller thanMaine Land boundaries: Total: 2,013 km Border countries: Armenia (with mainland Azerbaijan) 566km, Armenia (with Azerbaijan-Naxcivan exclave) 221 km,Georgia 322 km, Iran (with mainland Azerbaijan) 432 km,Iran (with Azerbaijan-Naxcivan exclave) 179 km, Russia 284km, Turkey 9 km Coastline: 0 km (landlocked) – note: Azerbaijanborders the Caspian Sea (713 km)
  • 3. Physical Map of Azerbaijan
  • 4. Religion statistics Muslim 93.4% RussianOrthodox 2.5% ArmenianOrthodox 2.3% Other 1.8% (1995 est.)
  • 5. Russian Orthodox Church in Goytepe
  • 6. Azerbaijan’s political system:Background The political system of Azerbaijan functions in a structure of apresidential republic; the President of Azerbaijan is the head of state,and the PM of Azerbaijan is the head of government. The government exercises executive power. Legislative power is vested in both the government and parliament. The Judiciary is for all purposes independent of both the executive andthe legislature.
  • 7. Azerbaijan’s political system: Government ofAzerbaijan Capital (and largest city): Baku Official languages: Azerbaijani Demonym:Azerbaijani Government: Dominant-partyunitary presidential state President: Ilham Aliyev Prime Minister:Artur Rasizade Legislature: National Assembly
  • 8. Azerbaijan’s political system:Executive branchMain office holders Explanation Office: President Name: IlhamAliyev Party: New Azerbaijan Party (NAP) Since: 15 October 2003 Office: Prime Minister Name:Artur Rasizade Party: New Azerbaijan Party (NAP) Since: 15 October 2003 The head of state and the head of government areseparate from the country’s law-making body. The president is the head of state and the head ofthe executive branch. The president is elected by the people. The president appoints the PM, who issubsequently confirmed by the NationalAssemblyofAzerbaijan. The President nominates all cabinet-levelgovernment administrators, including ministersand heads of other important administrativebodies. TheConstitution ofAzerbaijan was revised in 2008 ;term limits for the office of President wereeradicated.
  • 9. Azerbaijan’s political system:Legislative branch The NationalAssembly ofAzerbaijan (Azerbaijani:Milli Məclis) is Azerbaijan’s legislative branch ofgovernment. The unicameral NationalAssembly is made up of125 delegates: previously, 100 members wereelected for five-year terms in single-seatconstituencies while 25 were members elected byproportional representation. However, from the most recent election, all 125delegates are returned from single-memberconstituencies. The Speaker of Milli Majlis, aided by the FirstDeputy Speaker and two deputy speakers, leadsthe assembly. The assembly’s current speaker is Ogtay Asadov;the current First Deputy Speaker is ZiyafetAsgarov; the current two deputy speakers areBahar Muradova and Valeh Alasgarov.
  • 10. Azerbaijan’s political system: Majorparties NewAzerbaijan Party (Yeni AzərbaycanPartiyası) National Revival Movement Party (Milli DirçəlişHərəkatı Partiyası) Equality Party (Müsavat Partiyası) Azerbaijan Popular Front Party (AzərbaycanXalqCəbhəsi Partiyası) Azerbaijan Democratic Party (AzərbaycanDemokrat Partiyası) Motherland Party (AnaVatan) Civic Solidarity Party (Vətəndaş HəmrəyliyiPartiyası)
  • 11. Azerbaijan’s political system:Political parties and elections Azerbaijan is categorized as a one-party governing state. Even though parties opposed to the New Azerbaijan party exist, theyare widely considered to lack a realistic chance of having power.
  • 12. Azerbaijan’s political system:Judicial branch AConstitutional Court, which is onlyindependent, leads the judicial branch.
  • 13. Ilham Aliyev Born 24 December 1961 in Baku. Current President ofAzerbaijan; was elected in2003. Briefly served as PM ofAzerbaijan from 4August2003-4 November 2003. Also second and current Chairman of the NewAzerbaijan Party and head of the National OlympicCommittee. In addition to his native Azerbaijani, he speaksEnglish and Russian. Is the son of HeydarAliyev, President ofAzerbaijanbetween 1993-2003. His tenure as president has been marked bywidespread cases of political corruption,suppression, and human rights violations inAzerbaijan and accusations of nepotism and theconcentration ofAzerbaijan’s wealth and resourcesin his family’s hands.
  • 14. Artur Rasizade Born 26 February 1935 in Ganja. Current PM of Azerbaijan, since 4 November 2003. Was a long-time member of the AzerbaijaniCommunist Party during the Soviet period. Initially served as PM from 20 July 1996-4 August2003, when he stepped down, allegedly due tohealth concerns; then President Heydar Aliyev’sson Ilham Aliyev took his place. However, Rasizade continued to act as PM forIlham Aliyev; he formally reassumed the post on 4November 2003, following the former’s election aspresident. Was awarded with Istiglal Order by Ilham Aliyev on23 February 2005 for his involvement in economicdevelopment of Azerbaijan.
  • 15. Baku
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