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President of Azerbaijan


Ilham AliyevIlham Aliyev

Date of Birth: 24 December 1961
Birth Place: Baku, Azerbaijan
Political Party: New Azerbaijan Party
Arrival in Power: 31 October 2003
Religion: Shi'a Islam
Profession: Teacher, Politician

Biography:


Ilham Aliyev was born in 1961, in Baku, Azerbaijan. Aliyev attended Moscow State Institute of International Relations, eventually obtaining a doctorate in history. He held several posts relating to the oil industry in Azerbaijan. When his father Heydar Aliyev, stepped down from his role as President of Azerbaijan, Ilham was named his successor and he won the ensuing elections in 2003, with 76,84% of the votes. The elections were disputed but the results remained. In 2006 he made a visit to the United States.



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Sources:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heydar_Aliyev

Updated on: December 1, 2011

 

 

Prime Minister of Azerbaijan


Artur RasizadeArtur Rasizade

Date of Birth: 1935
Birth Place: NA
Political Party: NA
Arrival in Power: 4 November 2003
Religion: NA
Profession: NA

Biography:


Artur Rasizade was born in 1935. He was a member of the Communist Party during the Soviet Union period of the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic. Before his current term as prime minister, he served in the same post from 1996 to 2003.



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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artur_Rasizade

Updated on: December 1, 2011