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Some people think we should be able to establish democracy in a short time, but that's impossible. Azerbaijan is a young nation and democracy is a new concept. The US has been advancing on the path of democracy for a long time - more than 200 years. You've achieved a lot, but you're still working on it. Democracy is not an apple you buy at the market and bring back home.

Heydar Aliyev, speaking at Georgetown Universit, Washington DC, July 1997.


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But rising public anger about the regime's autocratic tendencies and rumours of his wealth had lead to some speculation that Aliyev might decide to vacate the presidency; however that did not necessarily mean that he would be abandoning his hold on power. One theory was that the number of people within the party that the president relies on has diminished to such an extent that he might choose to secure his wife’s election as his assistant. An alternative theory was that Aliyev might simply hand over the presidency to his wife. 

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In the space of 10 pages the Azerbaijan Profile covers the following:

- Timeline

- Political structure

- Population,

- Education  

- Health

- Welfare

- Main cities

- Languages spoken

- Media

- Economy

- Agriculture

- Industry and manufacturing

- Tourism

- Mining,

- Hydrocarbons

- Energy

- Financial markets

- Banking and insurance

- Time

- Geography

- Climate

- Dress codes

- Entry requirements

- Health (for visitors)

- Hotels

- Credit cards

- Public holidays

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- Telecommunications

- Electricity

- Social customs and useful tips

- Security

- Getting there

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Key Facts

Key Facts:

Key Facts
Official name: Azarbaijchan Respublikasy (Republic of Azerbaijan)
Head of State: President Ilham Aliyev (YAP) (from 2003; re-elected Oct 2008 and 2013)
Head of government: Prime Minister Artur Rasizadeh (YAP) (from 2003; re-appointed Oct 2008 and 2013)
Ruling party: Yeni Azerbaycan Partiyasi (YAP) (New Azerbaijan Party) (from 2005; re-elected 7 Nov 2010)
Area: 86,600 square km
Population: 9.38 million (2014)*
Capital: Baku
Official language: Azeri (Turkic)
Currency: new manat (M) = 100 gopik (new currency introduced 1 Jan 2006)
Exchange rate: M1.05 per US$ (Sep 2015)
GDP per capita: US$7,902 (2014)*
GDP real growth: 2.79% (2014)*
GDP: US$74.14 billion (2014)*
Labour force: 5.87 million (2010)
Unemployment: 6.05% (2014)*
Inflation: 1.35% (2014)*
Oil production: 848,000 bpd (2014)
Natural gas production: 16.90 billion cum (2014)
Balance of trade: US$18.93 billion (2014)
* estimated figure


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