Ilham Aliyev( President of Azerbaijan)
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Biography Ilham Aliyev
Place of birth, education. Born in Baku. In 1982 he graduated from Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). Then he entered the graduate school MGIMO, in 1985 defended his dissertation and received the degree of candidate of historical sciences.
He is fluent in Azerbaijani, Russian, English, French and Turkish.
Career. 1985-1990,. - Teacher MGIMO.
1991-1994,. - Work in private business, led a number of industrial and commercial enterprises.
Of 1991-2003. - Vice-president, then first vice-president of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR). Actively participated in implementing the "oil strategy of Heydar Aliyev."
Twice, in 1995 and 2000., Elected to the Milli Majlis (Parliament) of the Azerbaijan Republic. 2001-2003,. - Head of delegation of Azerbaijani Parliament to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). In January of 2003 is elected as Deputy Chairman and Bureau member.
August 4, 2003 after approval by Milli Majlis was appointed Prime Minister of Azerbaijan. In this regard, the Member of Parliament resigned.
15 October 2003, was elected President of the Azerbaijan Republic (took office Oct. 31). In the elections of I. Aliyev receives more than 76% of voters
. In 1999 he was elected deputy in 2001 - first deputy, and in 2005 - Chairman of the ruling party "Yeni Azerbaijan".
. Since 1997 - President of the National Olympic Committee of Azerbaijan.
. October 15, 2008 First Aliyev re-elected President of Azerbaijan
. It receives more than 88% of voters who came to the lands.
The elections were virtually unopposed - in the race involved seven candidates, but the leading opposition boycotted the campaign. The OSCE observation mission said that the elections meet international standards are not fully. United States agreed with this conclusion, but noted that the current campaign has been democratized previous. In the same report, the CIS observers noted that the elections meet democratic standards.
Family Ties. Politician Married. He has three children.
His father, Ilham Aliev - Heydar Aliyev, President Azerbaydazhana twice (from 1993 to 2003.), Former first secretary of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan SSR. Born May 10, 1923, died Dec. 12, 2003-th.
Scientific activities. He is the author of many research works on the geopolitical aspects of oil strategy of sovereign Azerbaijan. Doctor of Political Sciences.
Regalia. He was awarded with: Heydar Aliyev (Azerbaijan), . King Abdul Aziz (Saudi Arabia), . Glory (Georgia), . Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor (France), . Sheikhulislam (Azerbaijan), . Grand Cross of the Order of Merit (Poland), . "Star of Romania", . Prince Yaroslav the Wise? degree (Ukraine), . highest order of International Olympic Committee and others,
. Prize Laureate Foundation Fellowship, for peace and international relations "(Turkey).
. Honorary Doctor of the University of Lincoln (USA), . Moscow State University of International Relations, . Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, . National Tax Academy (Ukraine), . Bilkent University (Turkey), . Ploesti Oil and Gas University (Romania), . Kyung Hee University (South Korea), etc.,
. Honorary Professor of Moscow State University im.M.Lomonosova, im.L.Gumileva Eurasian National University (Kazakhstan), University of National and World Economy (Bulgaria).