Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 22 / Trend M. Aliyev /
The Azerbaijani Parliament has voted for Artur Rasizade's candidacy for the post of Azerbaijani Prime Minister.
Rasizade's candidacy was nominated for this post earlier on Tuesday.
The Azerbaijani people voted for the country's development and their future by electing Ilham Aliyev president in the Azerbaijani presidential election on October 9, Speaker Oqtay Asadov said at a parliamentary meeting.
According to him, holding the inauguration ceremony in parliament shows the president's evaluation of the state legislative body.
MPs' congratulatory letter to President Aliyev has been prepared and will be sent at the Speaker's initiative.
Earlier, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev signed an order on the execution of powers of the Cabinet of Ministers.
The president entrusted the execution of powers of the Cabinet of Ministers which had resigned in accordance with Article 116 of the Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan, to the previous composition of the Cabinet of Ministers until its new composition is formed.
The Azerbaijani president appoints the prime minister with the consent of Parliament. The Azerbaijani President proposes the nomination of the candidature for the post of prime minister for the parliamentary discussion within one month from the date of executing the duties, or no later than two weeks after the resignation of the Cabinet of Ministers.
The Azerbaijani Parliament makes a decision about the candidature for prime minister not later than one week from the day of nomination. If this rule is violated or if the candidatures for the post of prime minister are not approved three times, the Azerbaijani President may appoint a prime minister without parliament's consent.
Artur Rasizade was born into a teacher's family in Ganja on February 26, 1935. He finished high school No 4 in Lankaran in 1952 and the M. Azizbayov Azerbaijan Industrial Institute in 1957. He began working as an engineer at the Azerbaijan Oil Engineering Institute. Rasizade became Deputy Director for Research at the Institute in 1973. He was appointed director of the Azerbaijan Oil Engineering Institute in 1977. He also worked at the State Planning Committee of the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic from 1978 to 1981. He was the first deputy chairman of the Council of Ministers of Azerbaijan SSR from 1986 to 1992. He was in charge of the energy, engineering and petrochemical industries.