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Ilham Aliyev
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4th President of Azerbaijan
Assumed office
31 October 2003
Prime Minister Artur Rasizade
Vice President Mehriban Aliyeva
Preceded by Heydar Aliyev
7th Prime Minister of Azerbaijan
In office
4 August 2003 – 4 November 2003
President Heydar Aliyev
Preceded by Artur Rasizade
Succeeded by Artur Rasizade
Leader of the New Azerbaijan Party
Assumed office
31 October 2003
Preceded by Heydar Aliyev
Personal details
İlham Heydər oğlu Əliyev

24 December 1961 (1961-12-24) (age 57)
Baku, Azerbaijan SSR, Soviet Union
Political party New Azerbaijan Party
Spouse(s) Mehriban Pashayeva (1983–present)
Children Leyla
Alma mater Moscow State Institute of International Relations

Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev (born December 24, 1961) is the President of Azerbaijan and has been since 2003. Ilham Aliyev succeeded his father Heydar Aliyev who was president of Azerbaijan from 1993 to 2003. On August 4, 2003, two months before the presidential elections, he was made prime minister by his father who was very ill and dying. In October he easily won the presidential elections and became president on October 31, 2003. He also functions as the head of the New Azerbaijan Party.

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