First vice-president and vice-president positions proposed to be established in Azerbaijan
Amendments to the constitution have been proposed in Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev has signed a decree on submitting the draft Referendum Act “On making amendments to Azerbaijan’s constitution” to the Constitutional Court for handing down an opinion.
It is proposed to establish first vice-president and vice-president positions in Azerbaijan.
It is proposed to remove “not younger than 35” in Article 100 on requirements to candidates to the post of the president of Azerbaijan: “Citizen of the Azerbaijan Republic not younger than 35, permanently living on the territory of the Azerbaijan Republic longer than 10 years, possessing voting right, without previous conviction, having no liabilities in other states, with university degree, not having double citizenship may be elected the President of the Azerbaijan Republic.”
Moreover, it is proposed to make amendments to the part 1 of Article 101 on procedure of elections of the president of Azerbaijan, according to which it is planned to extend the office term of the president from 5 years to 7 years.