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Ilham Aliyev

Fourth President of Azerbaijan
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Net worth 2018: $700,000
Industry: Prime Ministers
Residence: Baku, Azerbaijan SSR, Soviet Union
Country: Azerbaijani
BirthDay: 24 December 1961
Sigh: Capricorn
Height: 1.88 m
Education: Moscow State Institute of International Relations

Ilham Aliyev was bornon 24 December 1961 in Baku, Azerbaijan SSR, Soviet Union, Azerbaijani, is Fourth President of Azerbaijan. Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev is the current President of Azerbaijan holding the position since 2003. He is the fourth president of Azerbaijan succeeding his father Heydar Aliyev who held the office from 1993 to 2003. He serves the ‘New Azerbaijan Party’ as it’s Chairman and also heads the ‘National Olympic Committee. He is the recipient of two national honors - the ‘Heydar Aliyev Order’ and the ‘Order of Sheikhulislam’. He has received several foreign awards, honours and orders. Some of them are ‘Grand Cordon Order of Merit’ from ‘International Military Sports Council’, ‘Prepodobniy Sergiy Rodonejskiy first degree Order of Russian Orthodox Church’ and the ‘Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor’ from France. Ilham Aliyev has been conferred honorary degrees by several foreign universities. Some such honours are ‘Honorary Doctor of Lincoln University’ of USA, ‘Honorary Professor of Moscow State University’ of Russia and ‘Honorary Doctor of Kyung Hee University’, South Korea. He remains one of the most controversial figures who have faced criticism for his autocratic rule in Azerbaijan. While political analysts mark him as Europe’s leading man in corruption, ‘Transparency International’ has enlisted his government among the most corrupt in Europe.


During the next presidential election on October 9, 2013, he became President for the third time securing 85% of the votes


In 2012 he was declared as the ‘Person of the Year’ by the ‘Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project’


In 2011 several protests and agitations opposing his rule and demanding for the removal of his government and establishing democracy were held


History of Azerbaijan witnessed full house Parliament of Ilham Aliyev loyalists in the 2010 parliamentary election with not even a trace of opposition parties including that of ‘Musavat’ and ‘Azerbaijan Popular Front’


In 2009 a constitutional referendum was passed by him that exterminated the consecutive term limit of the President and also limited freedom of press


He became the President of Azerbaijan for the second time in 2008 after securing 88% in the polls, the opposition parties however boycotted the polls held on October 15 that year


He became the chairman of the ‘New Azerbaijan Party’ on March 26, 2005 but was condemned by the opposition citing infringement of law, which deters any party affiliation of a president


He was elected the new President of Azerbaijan on October 15, 2003 and took charge of office on October 31 but had to step down due to bad health


He headed the Azerbaijan delegation from 2001 to 2003 at the ‘Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe’ (‘PACE’)


He was elected a member of the ‘Milli Majlis’ for the second time in 2000


Since 1997 he has served as the president of ‘National Olympic Committee’


In 1995 he became an elected member of the ‘Milli Majlis’ (the Parliament of Azerbaijan Republic)


His father was a prominent political leader of Azerbaijan who remained the third President of the country from October 1993 to October 2003


From 1991 to 1994 he remained a businessman in Moscow and Istanbul working with and leading a group of private production-commercial undertakings


He served at the ‘Moscow State University of International Relations’ as a teacher from 1985 to 1990


In 1982 he pursued his post graduation studies in ‘MSUIR’ and in 1985 he earned his PhD as a Doctor of Philosophy on historical sciences submitting his research papers


From 1967 to 1977 he studied in a secondary school, ‘No 6’ in the city of Baku and upon completion he enrolled in the ‘Moscow State University of International Relations’ (‘MSUIR’) to pursue his graduation


He was born on December 24, 1961, to Heydar Aliyev and Zarifa Aliyeva in Baku, Azerbaijan

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