Constitution Day celebrated in Azerbaijan
Today, Azerbaijan is celebrating the Constitution Day. The Constitution of the Azerbaijan Republic, adopted in 1995, is the first constitution of independent Azerbaijan.
The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, which existed for 23 months from 1918 to 1920, didn't have the basic law of the state. Thus, the history of the Constitution of Azerbaijan mainly dates from the period when Azerbaijan still was a part of the USSR.
The first constitution of Azerbaijan was adopted on May 19, 1921 at the All-Azerbaijan Soviets Congress. New edition of the Constitution, which was in line with the 1921 USSR Constitution, was adopted at the 4th All-Azerbaijan Soviets Congress on March 14, 1925. The final edition of the Constitution of Azerbaijan SSR, adopted on April 21, 1978, was in line with the USSR Constitution, like the previous editions.
After Azerbaijan gained its independence, there was a need for a new constitution. Thus, a special commission was established under the leadership of President Heydar Aliyev, and the draft of the constitution was presented to the referendum.
The first constitution of the independent Azerbaijan was adopted on Nov. 12, 1995.
A publication on the occasion of the Constitution Day on Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev's official page on Facebook.
First Vice-President of Azerbaijan, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, first lady Mehriban Aliyeva has congratulated the people of Azerbaijan on the occasion of the Constitution Day.
"Dear fellow countrymen, I congratulate you on the occasion of the Constitution Day of the Republic of Azerbaijan, and extend my best wishes to each and everyone of you. My wish is that Azerbaijan`s successful development be consistent, and that peace, stability, tranquility and security reign in our country forever!" Mehriban Aliyeva wrote on her official Instagram page.