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Power of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan:

 (From the Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan) 

Article 109. Power of the President of Republic of Azerbaijan.

The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan:

1) shall appoint elections to the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan;

2) shall submit the State budget of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Milli Majlis for ratification;

3) approves State economic and social programs;

4) on co-ordination with the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan shall appoint the Prime-Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan and shall remove from position the Prime-Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan; the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan shall perform duties of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

5) shall appoint to position and remove from position members of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan; in required cases shall preside at the meetings of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan;

6) shall take a decision on resignation of the Cabinet of Ministers;

7) shall set up central and local executive bodies for exercising executive pointer within the expenses planned by the State budget of the Republic of Azerbaijan;

8) shall annul the Resolutions and Orders of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Cabinet of Ministers of the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic, Acts of central and local executive bodies;

9) shall submit a proposal to the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the appointment and removing from the position of judges of the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the courts of appeal of the Republic of Azerbaijan; on co-ordination with the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan shall appoint and remove General Prosecutor of the Republic of Azerbaijan from holding position; appoint to the position of judges of other courts of Republic of Azerbaijan;

10) shall submit proposals to the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the appointment to the position and removal from the position the members of the Board Committee of the National Bank of the Republic of Azerbaijan;

11) shall submit military doctrine of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Milli Majlis for ratification;

12) shall appoint and remove from position higher commanders of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan;

13) shall form the President's Administration and shall appoint its Head;

14) shall nominate the ombudsman of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Milli Meljlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan for his election;

15) shall submit to the Milli Majlis a proposal on establishing diplomatic representations of the Republic of Azerbaijan in foreign countries and international organizations, appoint and recall diplomatic representatives of the Republic of Azerbaijan in foreign States and international organizations;

16) shall accept credentials and letters of recall of the diplomatic representatives of foreign States;

17) shall conclude intergovernmental Treaties and Agreements, shall submit interstate Treaties, to the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan for ratification or denunciation; shall sign Decrees on the ratification of international Treaties and Agreements;

18) shall appoint a referendum;

19) shall sign and issue laws;

20) shall settle the issues of citizenship;

21) shall decide issues on granting political asylum;

22) shall pass Acts on Granting Mercy;

23) shall grant State awards;

24) shall confer higher military and higher special ranks;

25) shall announce total or partial mobilization and demobilization;

26) shall take a decision on calling up citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan for urgent military service and transferring soldiers to the reserve;

27) shall found Security Council of the Republic of Azerbaijan;

28) shall introduce representation to the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan on giving consent to enlist armed forces to the fulfillment of obligations not connected with their main destination;

29) shall declare emergency situation and martial law;

30) shall upon consent of the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan declare war and conclude peace;

31) shall set up special guard services;

32) shall in the executive order settle other issues not referred by the present Constitution to the power of the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Elections:

Article 8. Head of Azerbaijan State.

I. President shall be the head of the Republic of Azerbaijan. He shall represent the Azerbaijan state in home and foreign policies.

II. President of the Republic of Azerbaijan shall embody the unity of the Azerbaijan people and shall ensure the continuity of the Azerbaijan state.

III. President of the Republic of Azerbaijan shall guarantee independence, territorial integrity and fulfillment of international Agreements to which the Republic of Azerbaijan is a party.

IV. President of the Republic of Azerbaijan shall ensure independence of Judicial power.

Article 9. Armed Forces.

III. President of the Republic of Azerbaijan shall be Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces.

Article 99. Affiliation to Executive Power.

Executive power in the Republic of Azerbaijan shall belong to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Article 106. Immunity of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan shall have the right of immunity. The honor and dignity of the president of the Republic of Azerbaijan shall be protected by Law.