Azerbaijan Heads Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Female Heads of State of Azerbaijan/ Azerbaijan Respublikasy/ Azärbayjan Respublikasi
(Female Suffrage 1919) An old Emirate was divided between Russia and Persia in the 19th Century. In 1918 a soviet government was established, the white (conservative) forces were in power until 1920 when the soviet republic was restored. Azerbaijan acceded to the USSR in 1922 and declared its independence in January 1990, recognized 30.8.91

685-99 Regent Dowager Princess Spram of Girdyaman
She was regent for Varaz-Tiridat I of the Mihranid Dynasty, who ruled (680-699). She was succceded by Sheraye.

1963-? Vice-President S.M. Mamedaliyeva

1966-90 Vice-President Sukina Alas-Kyzy Alievna
President of the Supreme Soviet of Nakichevan 1964-90 and Chairperson of the Council of Ministers of Nakichevan 1988-89

1989-90 Chairperson of the Supreme Soviet and Head of State Elmira Makail-Kyzy Kafarova (22.6.89-18.5.90)
1990-92 President of the Parliament/ Supreme Soviet
First Secretary of the Communist Party of Baku 1980, 1980-83 Minister of Education 
1983-87 Minister of Foreign Affairs, 1987-89 Deputy Premier Minister, 1989 Premier Minister of Azerbaijan, Member of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR 1989-90. She lived (1934-93)

2017- 1. Vice-President Mehriban Arif qizi Aliyeva
MP from 2003, Vice-Chair of the New Azerbaijan Party and Head of the Heidar Aliyev Foundation. Married to president Ilham Alyev, who has been in office since 2003, in succession to his father, who was President from 1993. (b. 1965-).



Last update 27.02.17