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New Azerbaijani PM to take office today

16 February 2024 10:15 (UTC+04:00)
New Azerbaijani PM to take office today
Abbas Ganbay
Abbas Ganbay
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The issue of consent to the appointment of Ali Asadov as Prime Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan was included in the agenda of today's meeting of Milli Majlis, Azernews reports.

The Cabinet of Ministers resigned in accordance with the law after the inauguration of re-elected Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on February 14.

According to Article 118 of the Constitution, the Prime Minister is appointed by the President with the approval of the Milli Majlis. The proposal on the candidacy for the post of Prime Minister shall be submitted to Milli Majlis for discussion by the President within one month from the date of assumption of office or two weeks from the date of resignation of the Cabinet of Ministers. The Milli Majlis shall take a decision on the candidacy for the post of Prime Minister not later than one week from the date of submission of the candidacy.

In case of violation of the mentioned rule or if the nominees submitted by the President are not approved three times for the post of Prime Minister, the President may appoint the Prime Minister without the consent of Milli Majlis.

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