Updated at 1515 GMT on 26 July 2016
The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliev on Tuesday set the 26 September as the date for a referendum to approve constitutional changes, including lenghtening the term of office of the president and creating new posts of First Vice President and Vice Presidents.
The Constitutional Court of Azerbaijan on Monday paved the way for the referendum when it declared that the constitutional changes that were initiated by the president were in line with the Constitution of Azerbaijan.
The session of the Constitutional Court was presided by the Chairman of the Court Judge Farhad Abdullayev.
photo: A session of the Constitutional Court of Azerbaijan on Monday 25 July 2016 approved the text of constitutional changes initiated by the President. (picture courtesy of APA news agency)
Mammadov has been part of Azerbaijan's ruling circle for a long time. He has headed the Foreign Relations Department of the Presidential Administration since 1997 and was appointed Assistant to the President for Foreign Affairs in 2017. He was also the Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration.
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