LEGISLATIVE POWER

The legislative power of the Republic of Azerbaijan is exercised by single-chamber Milli Majlis. Parliament, which is formed through elections by the population of country, is inseparable institute of democratic state structure representing the legislative power, one of the important branches of state power. Its activity and status of authorities are realized in two major directions: first, Milli Majlis defines the common rules for a range of issues. The legislative power builds its activity in accordance with these rules. Second, Milli Majlis can directly resolve a number of problems. The Milli Majlis is empowered to dismiss the President by means of impeachment. Deputies of Milli Majlis of Azerbaijan Republic are elected through the common, equal and direct elections in base of majority election system by means of free, private and secret voting. All citizens of Azerbaijan older than 25 years can be elected as deputies of the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan, as stipulated by law.

The Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan is a unicameral (single-chamber) body composed of 125 members elected for five-year terms through direct common voting. Milli Majlis has a power of approving and regulating the state budget.

The Milli Majlis of the Azerbaijan Republic develops constitutional laws, acts and orders on issues within its power. The laws and orders of the Milli Medjlis of the Azerbaijan may not include definite instructions to executive power and judicial bodies. The Milli Majlis of the Azerbaijan Republic approves the appointment of the Prime Minister and gives the vote of confidence to the Cabinet of Ministers. By introduction of the head of state the Milli Majlis of the Azerbaijan Republic appoints judges of the Constitutional Court, Supreme Court and the Economic Court. Under the Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan can dismiss the President by means of impeachment. Moreover, the Milli Majlis has the power to ratify and annul international contracts, appoint referendums and deal with the establishment of the Auditing Chamber. The Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan has a scheduled activity of autumn and spring sessions.