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President of Azerbaijan
The country of Azerbaijan is a republic, with the President of Azerbaijan as the head of state, and the Prime Minister of Azerbaijan as head of government. The Constitution of Azerbaijan makes the President the Commander-in-Chief of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces and the President of Azerbaijan has more powers than the Prime Minister of Azerbaijan and the National Assembly of Azerbaijan.
The President can call a national referendum for important issues for the country, such as changing the articles of the Constitution, because a referendum is necessary for changing the Constitution. The Constitution also allows the President to be a member of a political party.
The current President of Azerbaijan is Ilham Aliyev. The list includes all the presidents that lead the country after it became independent in 1991 when the Soviet Union collapsed the same year. This is a complete list of the Presidents of Azerbaijan.
Presidents of the Republic of Azerbaijan (1991-Present)
- For leaders before independence, see List of leaders of Azerbaijan
|#||Name||Photo|| Term start
|| Term end
|| Political Party
(at time of appointment)
|1||Ayaz Mütallibov||30 August 1991||6 March 1992||Independent|
|—|| Yaqub Mammadov
|6 March 1992||14 May 1992||Independent|
|—||Ayaz Mütallibov||14 May 1992||18 May 1992||Independent|
|—|| Isa Gambar
|100px||19 May 1992||16 June 1992||Azerbaijani Popular Front Party|
|2||Abulfaz Elchibey||16 June 1992||1 September 1993||Azerbaijani Popular Front Party|
|3||Heydar Aliyev||3 October 1993||31 October 2003||New Azerbaijan Party|
|4||Ilham Aliyev||31 October 2003||Incumbent||New Azerbaijan Party|
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