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    Azerbaijan Government 1995
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    SOURCE: 1995 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Names:
      conventional long form: Azerbaijani Republic
      conventional short form:
      local long form: Azarbaycan Respublikasi
      local short form: none
      former: Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic
      Digraph: AJ
      Type: republic

      Capital: Baku (Baky)
      Administrative divisions: 1 autonomous republic (avtomnaya respublika); Nakhichevan (administrative center at Nakhichevan)
      note: all rayons except for the exclave of Nakhichevan are under direct republic jurisdiction

      Independence: 30 August 1991 (from Soviet Union)
      National holiday: Novruz Bayram, 21-22 March

      Constitution: adopted NA April 1978; writing a new constitution mid-1993

      Legal system: based on civil law system
      Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President Heydar ALIYEV (since 18 June 1993 after President ELCIBEY left Baku for Nakhichevan); election last held 3 October 1993 (next to be held NA); results - Heydar ALIYEV won 97% of vote
      head of government: Prime Minister Surat HUSEYNOV (since 30 June 1993)
      cabinet: Council of Ministers; appointed by the president and confirmed by the Mejlas

      Legislative branch: unicameral
      National Assembly (Milli Mejlis): elections last held 30 September and 14 October 1990 for the Supreme Soviet (next expected to be held NA 1994 for the National Assembly); seats for Supreme Soviet - (360 total) Communists 280, Democratic Bloc 45 (grouping of opposition parties), other 15, vacant 20; note - on 19 May 1992 the Supreme Soviet was prorogued in favor of a Popular Front-dominated National Council; seats - (50 total) Popular Front 25, opposition elements 25

      Judicial branch: Supreme Court

      Political parties and leaders: Azerbaijan Popular Front (APF), Ebulfez ELCIBEY, chairman; Musavat Party, Isa GAMBAR, chairman; National Independence Party, Etibar MAMEDOV, chairman; Social Democratic Party (SDP), Araz ALIZADE, chairman; Communist Party, Ramiz AKHMEDOV, chairman; People's Freedom Party, Yunus OGUZ, chairman; Independent Social Democratic Party, Arif YUNUSOV and Leila YUNOSOVA, cochairmen; New Azerbaijan Party, Heydar ALIYEV, chairman; Boz Gurd Party, Iskander HAMIDOV, chairman; Azerbaijan Democratic Party, Sardar MAMEDOV, chairman; Azerbaijan Democratic Independence Party, Qabil HUSELNLI, chairman; Islamic Party of Azerbaijan, Ali Akram, chairman
      Other political or pressure groups: self-proclaimed Armenian Nagorno-Karabakh Republic; Talysh independence movement
      Member of: BSEC, CCC, CIS, CSCE, EBRD, ECE, ECO, ESCAP, IBRD, ICAO, IDB, ILO, IMF, INTELSAT, INTERPOL, IOC, ITU, NACC, OIC, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UPU, WHO

      Diplomatic representation in US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Hafiz Mir Jalal Ogly PASHAYEV
      chancery: Suite 700, 927 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005
      telephone: (202) 842-0001
      FAX: (202) 842-0004
      US diplomatic representation:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Richard KAZLAURICH
      embassy: Hotel Intourist, Baku
      mailing address: use embassy street address
      telephone: 7-8922-92-63-06 through 09, extension 441, 442, 446, 447, 448, 450
      FAX: Telex 142110 AMEMB SU

      Flag: 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 1995 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Azerbaijan Government 1995 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Azerbaijan Government 1995 should be addressed to the CIA.

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