ElectionGudie

Oct. 15, 2003 Held

2,745,098
Voted
Azerbaijan

Republic of Azerbaijan

Election for President

Results

54%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:2,745,098
Valid Votes:2,421,061
Invalid Votes:324,037

Candidates:

Ilham ALIYEV1,860,346

76.84

Isa GAMBAR372,385

13.97

Lala-Shovket HAJIYEVA100,558

3.62

Etibar MAMEDOV62,401

2.92

Ilyas ISMAYILOV24,926

1.00

Sabir RUSTAMKHANLI23,730

0

Qudrat HASANGULIYEV13,624

0

Hafiz HACIYEV9,990

0

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Azerbaijan

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Heydar ALIYEV
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Ilham ALIYEV
  • Assembly: Azerbaijan has a unicameral National Assembly (Milli Mejlis) with 125 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the National Assembly (Milli Mejlis) 125 members are elected by popular vote to serve 5-year terms.***

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Ilham ALIYEV
    • Party: Nominated by Nakhichevan electorates (initiative group of citizens)
  • Isa GAMBAR
    • Party: Musavat Party
  • Lala-Shovket HAJIYEVA
    • Party: National Unity / Milli Birlik
  • Etibar MAMEDOV
    • Party: Azerbaijan National Independence Party (AMIP) and the Azerbaijan Popular Front Party (AHCP)
  • Ilyas ISMAYILOV
    • Party: Adalet (Justice) Party
  • Sabir RUSTAMKHANLI
    • Party: Civil Solidarity Party
  • Gudrat HASANGULIYEV
    • Party: Popular Front / Khalg Jabhesi
  • Hafiz HAJIYEV
    • Party: Modem Musavat Party

Last Presidential election:

  • The last presidential election was held on October 11, 1998. In this election, Heydar ALIYEV won the presidency by securing 77.6% of the valid votes over Etibar MAMEDOV who had 11.8%, and Nizami SULEYMANOV with 8.2% of the votes.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 7,830,764 (July 2003 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 4,442,338 ( 2003 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 4,192,714 (2003)

·         Is Azerbaijan a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Azerbaijan ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (10 July 1995)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 13 (as of 2000 elections) 

·         Human Development Index Position: 78 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: High (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Azerbaijan a signatory to CRPD: Yes (9 January 2008)

·         Has Azerbaijan ratified CRPD: Yes (28 January 2009)

·         Population with a disability: 1,174,614 (est.)