Article 8. Head of Azerbaijan State.

I. President shall be the head of the Azerbaijan Republic. He shall represent the Azerbaijan state in home and foreign policies. II. President of the Azerbaijan Republic shall embody the unity of the Azerbaijan people and shall ensure the continuity of the Azerbaijan state. III. President of the Azerbaijan Republic shall guarantee independence, territorial integrity and fulfillment of international Agreements to which the Azerbaijan Republic is a party. IV. President of the Azerbaijan Republic shall ensure independence of Judicial power.

Article 9. Armed Forces.

III. President of the Azerbaijan Republic shall be Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces.

Article 99. Affiliation to Executive Power.

Executive power in the Azerbaijan Republic shall belong to the President of the Azerbaijan Republic.

Article 100. Requirements to the candidates for the President of the Azerbaijan Republic.

Every Person no younger than 35 years old, permanently residing in the territory of the Azerbaijan Republic for more than 10 years, having election right, a University Degree, who has never been tried for a major crime, who has no commitments towards other States, exclusively a citizen of the Azerbaijan Republic shall have the right to be elected President of the Azerbaijan Republic.