Historical background to the document "Statement of the Azerbaijan President Heydar Aliyev at the meeting with the journalists after voting in the polling station 17 of 28th constituency of Sabail district (November 12, 1995)"

Adoption of the Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan, which directly and decisively influences the nation, the state and every citizen, as well as the first democratic parliamentary elections in the country are connected with the activity of Heydar Aliyev. On 2 May 1995, the Parliament of the Republic of Azerbaijan approved the members of the commission for elaborating the new draft of the constitution. The Commission chaired by Heydar Aliyev included the leaders of all three branches of power, as well as well-known experts in social sciences, prominent scholars, heads of public and creative organizations.

Consisting of 158 articles, 12 transitional provisions, 5 sections and 12 chapters, the first Constitution of the independent Republic of Azerbaijan was adopted on 12 November 1995 by the general poll of the nation. On the same day the first elections to the parliament of the Republic of Azerbaijan were held.

“90 Instants of the Great leader”, Heydar Aliyev Heritage research center, “Sharq-Qarb”, Baku-2013, p.56