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    Azerbaijan Government - 2005
    http://www.allcountries.org/wfb2005/azerbaijan/azerbaijan_government.html
    SOURCE: 2005 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Republic of Azerbaijan
      conventional short form: Azerbaijan
      local long form: Azarbaycan Respublikasi
      local short form: none
      former: Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic

      Government type:
      republic

      Capital:
      Baku (Baki)

      Administrative divisions:
      59 rayons (rayonlar; rayon - singular), 11 cities* (saharlar; sahar - singular), 1 autonomous republic** (muxtar respublika)
      : rayons: Abseron Rayonu, Agcabadi Rayonu, Agdam Rayonu, Agdas Rayonu, Agstafa Rayonu, Agsu Rayonu, Astara Rayonu, Balakan Rayonu, Barda Rayonu, Beylaqan Rayonu, Bilasuvar Rayonu, Cabrayil Rayonu, Calilabad Rayonu, Daskasan Rayonu, Davaci Rayonu, Fuzuli Rayonu, Gadabay Rayonu, Goranboy Rayonu, Goycay Rayonu, Haciqabul Rayonu, Imisli Rayonu, Ismayilli Rayonu, Kalbacar Rayonu, Kurdamir Rayonu, Lacin Rayonu, Lankaran Rayonu, Lerik Rayonu, Masalli Rayonu, Neftcala Rayonu, Oguz Rayonu, Qabala Rayonu, Qax Rayonu, Qazax Rayonu, Qobustan Rayonu, Quba Rayonu, Qubadli Rayonu, Qusar Rayonu, Saatli Rayonu, Sabirabad Rayonu, Saki Rayonu, Salyan Rayonu, Samaxi Rayonu, Samkir Rayonu, Samux Rayonu, Siyazan Rayonu, Susa Rayonu, Tartar Rayonu, Tovuz Rayonu, Ucar Rayonu, Xacmaz Rayonu, Xanlar Rayonu, Xizi Rayonu, Xocali Rayonu, Xocavand Rayonu, Yardimli Rayonu, Yevlax Rayonu, Zangilan Rayonu, Zaqatala Rayonu, Zardab Rayonu
      : cities: Ali Bayramli Sahari, Baki Sahari, Ganca Sahari, Lankaran Sahari, Mingacevir Sahari, Naftalan Sahari, Saki Sahari, Sumqayit Sahari, Susa Sahari, Xankandi Sahari, Yevlax Sahari
      : autonomous republic: Naxcivan Muxtar Respublikasi

      Independence:
      30 August 1991 (from Soviet Union)

      National holiday:
      Founding of the Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan, 28 May (1918)

      Constitution:
      adopted 12 November 1995

      Legal system:
      based on civil law system

      Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President Ilham ALIYEV (since 31 October 2003)
      head of government: Prime Minister Artur RASIZADE (since 4 November 2003); First Deputy Prime Minister Abbas ABBASOV (since 10 November 2003)
      cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the president and confirmed by the National Assembly
      elections: president elected by popular vote to a five-year term; election last held 15 October 2003 (next to be held October 2008); prime minister and first deputy prime ministers appointed by the president and confirmed by the National Assembly
      election results: Ilham ALIYEV elected president; percent of vote - Ilham ALIYEV 76.8%, Isa GAMBAR 14%

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral National Assembly or Milli Mejlis (125 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
      elections: last held 4 November 2000 (next to be held NA November 2005)
      note: 100 members of the current parliament were elected on the basis of single mandate constituencies, while 25 were elected based on proportional balloting; as a result of a 24 August 2002 national referendum on changes to the constitution, all 125 members of the next parliament will be elected from single mandate constituencies
      election results: percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - NAP and allies 108, APF "Reform" 6, CSP 3, PNIA 2, Musavat Party 2, CPA 2, APF "Classic" 1, Compatriot Party 1
      note: PNIA, Musavat, and APF "Classic" parties refused to take their seats

      Judicial branch:
      Supreme Court

      Political parties and leaders:
      Azerbaijan Popular Front or APF [Ali KARIMLI, leader of "Reform" faction; Mirmahmud MIRALI-OGLU, leader of "Classic" faction]; Civic Solidarity Party or CSP [Sabir RUSTAMKHANLY]; Civic Union Party [Ayaz MUTALIBOV]; Communist Party of Azerbaijan or CPA [Ramiz AHMADOV]; Compatriot Party [Mais SAFARLI]; Democratic Party for Azerbaijan or DPA [Rasul QULIYEV, chairman]; Justice Party [Ilyas ISMAILOV]; Liberal Party of Azerbaijan [Lala Shovkat HACIYEVA]; Musavat [Isa GAMBAR, chairman]; New Azerbaijan Party or NAP [vacant]; Party for National Independence of Azerbaijan or PNIA [Etibar MAMMADLI, chairman]; Social Democratic Party of Azerbaijan or SDP [Araz ALIZADE and Ayaz MUTALIBOV]
      note: opposition parties regularly factionalize and form new parties

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      Sadval, Lezgin movement; self-proclaimed Armenian Nagorno-Karabakh Republic; Talysh independence movement; Union of Pro-Azerbaijani Forces (UPAF)

      International organization participation:
      AsDB, BSEC, CE, CIS, EAPC, EBRD, ECO, FAO, GUUAM, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, ISO, ITU, MIGA, OAS (observer), OIC, OPCW, OSCE, PFP, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCO, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTO (observer)

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Hafiz PASHAYEV
      chancery: 2741 34th Street NW, Washington, DC 20008
      telephone: [1] (202) 337-3500
      FAX: [1] (202) 337-5911

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Reno L. HARNISH III
      embassy: 83 Azadlyg Prospecti, Baku AZ1007
      mailing address: American Embassy Baku, Department of State, 7050 Baku Place, Washington, DC 20521-7050
      telephone: [9] (9412) 98-03-35, 36, 37
      FAX: [9] (9412) 656-671

      Flag description:
      three equal horizontal bands of blue (top), red, and green; a crescent and eight-pointed star in white are centered in red band


      NOTE: The information regarding Azerbaijan on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Azerbaijan Government 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Azerbaijan Government 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.







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