Ilham Aliyev

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Ilham Aliyev
İlham Əliyev
Ilham Aliyev (official portrait) (cropped).jpg
Official portrait, 2018
4th President of Azerbaijan
Assumed office
31 October 2003
Prime MinisterArtur Rasizade
Novruz Mammadov
Ali Asadov
Vice PresidentMehriban Aliyeva
Preceded byHeydar Aliyev
7th Prime Minister of Azerbaijan
In office
4 August – 31 October 2003
PresidentHeydar Aliyev
Preceded byArtur Rasizade
Succeeded byArtur Rasizade
Leader of the New Azerbaijan Party
Assumed office
31 October 2003
DeputyMehriban Aliyeva
Preceded byHeydar Aliyev
Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movement
Assumed office
25 October 2019
Preceded byAbulfaz Elchibey
Personal details
Born
İlham Heydər oğlu Əliyev

(1961-12-24) 24 December 1961 (age 60)
Baku, Azerbaijan SSR, Soviet Union
NationalitySoviet
Azerbaijani
Political partyNew Azerbaijan Party
Spouse(s)
Mehriban Aliyeva (m. 1983)
ChildrenLeyla
Arzu
Heydar
ParentsHeydar Aliyev
Zarifa Aliyeva
Alma materMoscow State Institute of International Relations
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Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev (born December 24, 1961) is the current President of Azerbaijan and has been serving since 2003.

Aliyev succeeded his father Heydar Aliyev who was president of Azerbaijan from 1993 to 2003. On August 4, 2003, two months before the presidential elections, he was made prime minister by his father who was very ill and dying. In October he easily won the presidential elections and became president on October 31, 2003. He also functions as the head of the New Azerbaijan Party.

He has been married to Mehriban Aliyeva since 1983. They have three children.

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