ElectionGudie

Oct. 15, 2008 Held

3,701,690
Voted
Azerbaijan

Republic of Azerbaijan

Election for President

Results

77%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:3,701,690
Valid Votes:3,642,874
Invalid Votes:58,816

Candidates:

Ilham ALIYEV3,232,259

88.73

Iqbal AGAZADE104,279

2.86

Fazil MUSTAFAYEV89,985

2.47

Qudrat HASANGULIYEV83,037

2.28

Gulamhuseyn ALIBAYLI81,120

2.23

Fuad ALIYEV28,423

0

Hafiz HACIYEV23,771

0

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Azerbaijan

Description of government structure:

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

** Prime minister and first deputy prime minister are appointed by the president and confirmed by the National Assembly.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • Prime Minister is appointed by the president.
  • In the National Assembly (Milli Mejlis) 125 members are elected by simple majority vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Ilham ALIYEV
  • Iqbal AGAZADE
    • ​Party: Azerbaijan Hope (Umid) Party / Az
  • Gulamhuseyn ALIBAYLI
    • Party: Independent
  • Fuad ALIYEV
    • ​Party: Azerbaijan Liberal-Democrat Party
  • Hafiz HAJIYEV
    • ​Party: Modern Equality Party 
  • Gudrat HASANGULIYEV
    • Party: All-Azerbaijan Popular Front Party
  • Fazil MUSTAFAYEV
    • ​Party: Great Order Party

Population and number of registered voters

  • Population: 8,763,400 (2008)
  • Registered Voters: 4,834,584 (2008)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 4,429,490 (2008)

·         Is Azerbaijan a signatory to CEDAW: No

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

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: No

·         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: 1,162,224 (est.)