Ilham Aliyev

President of Azerbaijan
Born Dec 24, 1961

Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev is the President of Azerbaijan, having been elected in 2003. He also functions as the Chairman of the New Azerbaijan Party and the head of the National Olympic Committee. Apart from his native Azerbaijani, he speaks Turkish, English, French and Russian. Ilham Aliyev is the son of Heydar Aliyev, who was Azerbaijan's president from 1993-2003.… Read More

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1961 Birth Born on December 24, 1961.


1977 15 Years Old Aliyev was born in Baku. In 1977, Aliyev entered the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-MSIIR) and in 1982 continued his education as a postgraduate.


1983 21 Years Old Ilham Aliyev married Mehriban Aliyeva in Baku on 22 December 1983. … Read More
1985 23 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1985 he received a PhD degree in history.


1993 31 Years Old …  Ilham Aliyev is the son of Heydar Aliyev, who was Azerbaijan's president from 1993 to 2003.
1994 32 Years Old In May or June 1994, Ilham Aliyev was appointed vice-president of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR). … Read More


2003 41 Years Old 1 More Event
In August 2003, two months prior to the presidential elections, he was appointed prime minister. … Read More
2005 43 Years Old 1 More Event
On March 26, 2005, Aliyev was officially elected as the ruling New Azerbaijan Party chairman. … Read More
2006 44 Years Old In April 2006, President Aliyev made a state visit to Washington, D.C. It was a remarkably successful trip, at least in terms of image.
2008 46 Years Old Ilham Aliyev was re-elected in 2008 with 87% of the polls, while opposition parties boycotted the elections. In a constitutional referendum in 2009, term limits for the presidency were abolished and freedom of the press was restricted.
2009 47 Years Old In 2009, following his reelection as president, Aliyev passed a referendum which removed the presidential consecutive term limit, thereby allowing him to run for president as many times as he wishes. … Read More
2010 48 Years Old The 2010 parliamentary elections produced a Parliament completely loyal to Aliyev: for the first time in Azerbaijani history, not a single candidate from the main opposition Azerbaijan Popular Front or Musavat parties was elected. … Read More
2011 49 Years Old Repeated protests were staged against Aliyev's rule in 2011, calling for more democracy and the ouster of the government. … Read More


2012 50 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2012, Aliyev convinced the government of Hungary to transfer convicted murderer Ramil Safarov to Azerbaijan to complete the rest of his prison term. … Read More
2013 51 Years Old 1 More Event
The presidential elections were held on 9 October 2013. … Read More
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