Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Chapter VIII. NAKHCHYVAN AUTONOMOUS REPUBLIC

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Article 134. Status of Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic

I. Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic is autonomous state within the Azerbaijan Republic.

II. Status of Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic is defined in the present Constitution.

III. Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic is an integral part of the Azerbaijan Republic.

IV. Constitution of the Azerbaijan Republic, laws of the Azerbaijan Republic, decrees of the President of the Azerbaijan Republic and decrees of Cabinet of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Republic are obligatory on the territory of Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic.

V. Constitution and laws of Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic accepted by Ali Majlis of Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic shall not contradict respectively to Constitution and laws of the Azerbaijan Republic; decrees accepted by Cabinet of Ministers of Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic-to Constitution and laws of the Azerbaijan Republic, decrees of the President of the Azerbaijan Republic and decrees of Cabinet of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Republic.

VI. The Constitution of Nakhchyvan Autonomy Republic shall be submitted to the Milli Majlis of Azerbaijan Republic by the President of Azerbaijan Republic and shall by approved by the Constitutional Law.

Article 135. Division of powers in Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic

I. Legislative power in Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic is implemented by Ali Majlis of Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic, executive power - by the Cabinet of Ministers of Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic, judicial power-by law courts of Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic.

II. Ali Majlis of Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic independently settles questions which according to Constitution and laws of the Azerbaijan Republic fall under its competence; Cabinet of Ministers of Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic independently settles questions which according to Constitution and laws of the Azerbaijan Republic, decrees of the President of the Azerbaijan Republic fall under its competence; law courts of Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic independently settle questions which according to Constitution and laws of the Azerbaijan Republic fall under their competence.

Article 136. The highest official of Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic

Chairman of Ali Majlis of Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic is the highest official of Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic.

Article 137. Ali Majlis of Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic

I. Ali Majlis of Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic consists of 45 members.

II. Term of authority of Ali Majlis of Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic is 5 years.

III. Ali Majlis of Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic elects chairman of Ali Majlis of Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic and his deputies, establishes permanent and other commissions.

Article 138. Competence of Ali Majlis of Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic

I. Ali Majlis of Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic establishes general procedures concerning the following:

1. elections to Ali Majlis of Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic;

2. taxes;

3. routes of economic development of Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic;

4. social maintenance;

5. protection of environment;

6. tourism;

7. protection of health, science, culture.

II. Ali Majlis of Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic accepts laws related to questions specified in the present Article.

Article 139. Questions solved by Ali Majlis of Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic

I. Ali Majlis of Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic takes decisions concerning the following questions:

1. organisation of work in Ali Majlis of Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic;

2. approval of the budget of Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic;

3. approval of economic and social programs of Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic;

4. appointment and dismissal of Prime-minister of Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic;

5. approval of composition of Cabinet of Ministers of Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic;

6. decisions concerning vote of confidence in Cabinet of Ministers of Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic.

II. Ali Majlis of Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic issues decree concerning questions specified in the present Article.

Article 140. Cabinet of Ministers of Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic

I. Composition of Cabinet of Ministers of Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic recommended by Prime-minister of Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic is approved by Ali Majlis of Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic.

II. Prime-minister of Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic is appointed by Ali Majlis of Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic on recommendation by the President of the Azerbaijan Republic.

III. Cabinet of Ministers of Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic:

· prepares draft of budget of Autonomous Republic and presents it for approval by Ali Majlis of Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic;

· implements the budget of Autonomous Republic;

· provides implementation of economic programs of Autonomous Republic;

· provides implementation of social programs of Autonomous Republic;

· settles other questions delegated to it by the President of the Azerbaijan Republic.

IV. Cabinet of Ministers of Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic issues orders and decrees.

Article 141. Local executive power in Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic

In Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic heads of local executive power bodies are appointed by the President of the Azerbaijan Republic on recommendation of the Chairman of Ali Majlis of Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic.