Azerbaijani parliament elects new prime minister


Azerbaijan’s parliament on Tuesday agreed to approve Ali Asadov, assistant to the president for economic issues, as new prime minister of the country.

Azerbaijani Parliament convened to designate the country’s new prime minister.

Parliamentary Speaker Ogtay Asadov announced that Novruz Memmedov submitted his resignation from the prime ministry to President Ilham Aliyev.

Asadov then told the parliament that Memmedov’s resignation was accepted and the president appointed Asadov as prime minister.

He was elected the new prime minister of Azarbaijan, taking 105 votes, and thanked the parliament for its trust in him.

Asadov was born in Nakhchivan on Nov. 30, 1956. He graduated from the Moscow Institute of National Economy in 1978 and served in Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences during the Soviet regime.

After the independency, he was elected as a member of the parliament in 1995, and was appointed as an assistant to the president for economic issues in 1998.

Asadov has been serving as the deputy secretary general of the presidency since 2012.

*Writing by Havva Kara Aydin
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