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Artur Rasizade

Azerbaijani politician

Artur Tahir oğlu Rasizada (born 26 February 1935 in Ganja) is the Prime Minister of Azerbaijan. Rasizada was a long-time Communist Party member during the Azerbaijan SSR period. He was Prime Minister from July 20, 1996 until August 4, 2003. He quit due to health reasons. This let President Heydar Aliyev's son Ilham Aliyev become Prime Minister. Rasizada continued to act as Prime Minister for Ilham Aliyev. He formally returned to the job on November 4, after Ilham Aliyev was elected as president.

Artur Rasizade
Artur Rasizadə (2009).jpg
Rasizade, 2009
Prime Minister of Azerbaijan
Assumed office
4 November 2003
PresidentIlham Aliyev
DeputyYaqub Eyyubov
Preceded byIlham Aliyev
In office
20 July 1996 – 4 August 2003
Acting: 20 July 1996 – 26 November 1996
PresidentHeydar Aliyev
Preceded byFuad Guliyev
Succeeded byIlham Aliyev
Personal details
Born (1935-02-26) 26 February 1935 (age 84)
Ganja, Soviet Union
(now Azerbaijan)
Political partyNew Azerbaijan Party

AwardsEdit

Rasizade was awarded with Istiglal Order for his contributions to economic development of Azerbaijan by President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on February 23, 2005.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "A.T.Rasizadənin "İstiqlal" ordeni ilə təltif edilməsi haqqında AZƏRBAYCAN RESPUBLİKASI PREZİDENTİNİN FƏRMANI" [Order of the President of Azerbaijan Republic on awarding A.T. Rasizade with istiglal Order of Azerbaijan Republic]. Retrieved 2011-01-20.