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Artur Rasizade
Rasizade (left) meeting Dmitry Medvedev
Prime Minister of Azerbaijan
Assumed office
4 November 2003
President Ilham Aliyev
Deputy Yaqub Eyyubov
Preceded by Ilham Aliyev
In office
20 July 1996 – 4 August 2003
Acting: 20 July 1996 – 26 November 1996
President Heydar Aliyev
Preceded by Fuad Guliyev
Succeeded by Ilham Aliyev
Personal details
Born 26 February 1935 (1935-02-26) (age 84)
Ganja, Soviet Union
(now Azerbaijan)
Political party New Azerbaijan Party

Artur Tahir oğlu Rasizada (born 26 February 1935 in Ganja) is the Prime Minister of Azerbaijan. Rasizada was a long-time Communist Party member during the Azerbaijan SSR period. He was Prime Minister from July 20, 1996 until August 4, 2003. He quit due to health reasons. This let President Heydar Aliyev's son Ilham Aliyev become Prime Minister. Rasizada continued to act as Prime Minister for Ilham Aliyev. He formally returned to the job on November 4, after Ilham Aliyev was elected as president.


Rasizade was awarded with Istiglal Order for his contributions to economic development of Azerbaijan by President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on February 23, 2005.[1]