National Assembly of Azerbaijan

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National Assembly of Azerbaijan
Azərbaycan Milli Məclisi
4th legislature (since November 7, 2010)
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type Unicameral
Houses 1
Leadership
Speaker of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan Ogtay Asadov, New Azerbaijan Party
since December 2, 2005
Members 125
Political groups       New Azerbaijan Party (72)
      Civic Solidarity Party (3)
      Motherland Party (2)
      Independent (48)
Elections
Last election 7 November 2010
Meeting place
Milli Majlis building, Baku, Azerbaijan
Website
www.meclis.gov.az

The National Assembly (Azerbaijani: Milli Məclis), is the legislature of the government in Azerbaijan situated in the capital Baku. The unicameral National Assembly has 125 members who are directly elected in general elections by the people for a five-year term and can be re-elected without any limit.

The members cannot be put on trial or put in prison during their term.

Previously 100 members were elected for five-year terms in single-seat constituencies and 25 members were elected by proportional representation. However during the latest election, all 125 members were elected from single-member constituencies.

The National Assembly of Azerbaijan was the first secular republican parliament in the Muslim world.[1]

The National Assembly is headed by the Speaker of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan assisted by the First Deputy Speaker and two deputy speakers. Ogtay Asadov is the current speaker of the National Assembly, Ziyafet Asgarov is the First Deputy Speaker and, Bahar Muradova and Valeh Alasgarov are deputy speakers.[2]

Speakers of the National Assembly (Supreme Soviet to 1991, National Council 1991–1992) of Azerbaijan[change | change source]

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  • Elmira Gafarova February 5, 1991–March 5, 1992.[3]
  • Yagub Mammadov March 5, 1992–May 18, 1992
  • Isa Gambar May 18, 1992–June 13, 1993
  • Heydar Aliyev June 24, 1993–November 5, 1993
  • Rasul Guliyev November 1993–November 24, 1995
  • Rasul Guliyev November 24, 1995–September 11, 1996
  • Murtuz Alasgarov October 16, 1996–November 24, 2000
  • Murtuz Alasgarov November 24, 2000–2005
  • Ogtay Asadov - December 2, 2005–November 29, 2010
  • Ogtay Asadov - November 29, 2010–Present

Parliamentary Committees[change | change source]

The National Assembly has 11 parliamentary committees (groups formed by the members of parliament):

  • Legal Policies and State Structuring Committee
  • Defense and Security Committee
  • Economimic Policies Committee
  • Committee on Natural Resources, Energy and Ecology
  • Committee on Agrarian Policies
  • Social Policies Committee
  • Committee on Regional Issues
  • Committee on Science and Education
  • Committee on Cultural Issues
  • International and Interparliamentary Relations Committee
  • Human Rights Committee[4]

The parliament publishes its own newspaper Azərbaycan qəzeti (Azerbaijan newspaper) which is sold around the country.[5]

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