EXECUTIVE POWER

The head of Azerbaijan State is the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The executive power of the Republic of Azerbaijan is held by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

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.

The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan is elected for term of 5 years by general, equal and direct elections by free, private and secret ballots. The President of the Azerbaijan Republic shall be elected for the term of 5 years via universal, direct and equal elections by free, individual and secret ballot. The President of the Azerbaijan Republic shall be elected by the majority of two thirds of votes participating in the voting.

The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan is a Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The President forms the President Administration and appoints the head of the President Administration for the purposes of establishment of the necessary conditions for the implementation of the Constitutional authorities.

The executive power is administered by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The Administrative Department of the President is involved into logistical and financial support of the President and the President Administration.

The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan forms the Cabinet of ministers for the purpose of organization the realization of the executive authorities. A cabinet of ministers is a superior body of the Executive power of the President, it submits to the President and accountable before him.

The Cabinet of Ministers is comprised of the Prime Minister, Vice Premier, Ministers and other heads of central executive bodies.

The Republic of Azerbaijan has 19 ministries. These are:

  1. Ministry of Internal Affairs
  2. Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources
  3. Ministry of Justice
  4. Ministry of Labor and Social Protection
  5. Ministry of Extraordinary Situations
  6. Ministry of Youth and Sports
  7. Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  8. Ministry of Economy
  9. Ministry of Agriculture
  10. Ministry of Finances
  11. Ministry of Culture and Tourism
  12. Ministry of Defence Industry
  13. Ministry of Defence
  14. Ministry of Transport
  15. Ministry of Communications and High Technologies
  16. Ministry of Public Health
  17. Ministry of Energy
  18. Ministry of Education
  19. Ministry of Taxes

There are State Customs Committee of Azerbaijan Republic, State Committee on affairs of Religious organizations, National Bank of Azerbaijan Republic, State Oil Fund, State Committee on affairs of Refugees and IDPs, State Statistics Committee, State Committee on affairs with azerbaijanians living abroad in the Republic of Azerbaijan.