The head of Azerbaijan State is the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The executive power of the Republic of Azerbaijan is held by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Every Person no younger than 35 years old, permanently residing in the territory of the Azerbaijan Republic for more than 10 years, having election right, a University Degree, who has never been tried for a major crime, who has no commitments towards other States, exclusively a citizen of the Azerbaijan Republic shall have the right to be elected President of the Azerbaijan Republic.

The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan is elected for term of 7 years by general, equal and direct elections by free, private and secret ballots. 

The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan is a Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan.


The First Vice-President and Vice-Presidents of the Republic of Azerbaijan are appointed and dismissed by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

A citizen of the Republic of Azerbaijan who has higher education and has no obligations to other states is appointed by the vice-president of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The President forms the President Administration and appoints the head of the President Administration for the purposes of establishment of the necessary conditions for the implementation of the Constitutional authorities.

The Executive Office of the President prepares bills submitted to the Milli Majlis, decrees, orders, instructions and addresses of the President, as well as draft other documents.

The executive apparatus monitors and verifies the implementation of decrees, orders and instructions of the President, submits relevant reports to the head of state.

The administration ensures the interaction of the President with political parties, public associations, trade unions and creative unions in the country, as well as with state bodies and officials of foreign countries, local and foreign political, public figures and international organizations.

The administration analyzes information on socio-economic, political and legal processes taking place in the country and around the world, appeals and proposals of local self-government, public organizations and citizens and prepares relevant reports to the president.

General management of the Executive Office is carried out by the President.

The Office of the President is responsible for the material, technical and financial aspects of the activities of the President and the Executive Office. The Presidential Administration is not part of the Executive Office.

The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan forms the Cabinet of ministers for the purpose of organization the realization of the executive authorities. A cabinet of ministers is a superior body of the Executive power of the President, it submits to the President and accountable before him.

The Cabinet of Ministers is comprised of the Prime Minister, Vice Premier, Ministers and other heads of central executive bodies.

The Republic of Azerbaijan has 17 ministries. These are:

 1. Ministry of Internal Affairs

 2. Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources

 3. Ministry of Justice

 4. Ministry of Labor and Social Protection

 5. Ministry of Extraordinary Situations

 6. Ministry of Youth and Sports

 7. Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 8. Ministry of Economy

 9. Ministry of Agriculture

10. Ministry of Finances

11. Ministry of Culture

12. Ministry of Defence

13. Ministry of Defence Industry

14. Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies

15. Ministry of Public Health

16. Ministry of Energy

17. Ministry of Education

Azərbaycan Respublikasında Ailə, Qadın və Uşaq Problemləri üzrə Dövlət Komitəsi, Diasporla İş Üzrə Dövlət Komitəsi, Dini Qurumlarla İş Üzrə Dövlət Komitəsi, Dövlət Gömrük Komitəsi, Dövlət Statistika Komitəsi, Dövlət Şəhərsalma və Arxitektura Komitəsi, Qaçqınların və Məcburi Köçkünlərin İşləri Üzrə Dövlət Komitəsi, Azərbaycan Respublikası Dövlət Neft Şirkəti və Azərbaycan Respublikasının Mərkəzi Bankı kimi dövlət təşkilatları və komitələri fəaliyyət göstərir.

Azərbaycan Respublikasında Dövlət Miqrasiya Xidməti, Dövlət Sərhəd Xidməti,  Dövlət Təhlükəsizliyi Xidməti, Səfərbərlik və Hərbi Xidmətə Çağırış üzrə Dövlət Xidməti, Xüsusi Dövlət Mühafizə Xidməti, Xarici Kəşfiyyat Xidməti fəaliyyət göstərir.