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Ilham Aliyev attended the opening of the Heydar Aliyev Park.jpg
President Ilham Aliyev (left), looks upon the portrait of his father former president, Heydar.

Held by the same family since 1993.

The president of the Republic of Azerbaijan is the head of state of Azerbaijan. The Constitution states that the president is the embodiment of executive power, commander-in-chief, "representative of Azerbaijan in home and foreign policies", and that he/she "shall have the right of immunity [from prosecution]." The president rules through his executive office, the Presidential Administration, 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.

Ilham Aliyev, son of the former president, Heydar was elected president 31 October 2003 after his father's resignation due to his deteriorating health and eventually died several months later. Heydar Aliyev took power in 1993, shortly after independence. A cult of personality developed around Heydar, which has continued after his death.

According to the Constitution of Azerbaijan, the same person can be on the post of President an unlimited number of terms. Both are running a heavy-handed police state where elections are rigged and dissent is repressed.[1]


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Ilham Aliyev31 October 2003
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