March 18, 2009 Held



Voter Participation

Cast Votes:3,483,173
Valid Votes:0
Invalid Votes:0

Referendum Vote Share








Election Results Modified: Jun 21, 2024

General Information

At stake in this Referendum:

  • National referendum on 41 different amendments to Azerbaijan's constitution, including an amendment that would eliminate presidential term limits.

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Ilham ALIYEV
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Artur RASIZADE
  • Assembly: Azerbaijan has a unicameral National Assembly (Milli Majlis) with 125 seats.

Main provisions in the Referendum:

  • Constitutional amendment to eliminate presidential term limits. *
  • Constitutional amendment that grants the President the power to postpone presidential and parliamentary elections for an indefinite period during a state of war.

* Azerbaijan's constitution currently limits presidents to two five-year terms. Adoption of this amendment will allow current President ALIYEV to run again for office in 2013.

Electoral Requirements

  • Voters will vote on each of the 41 amendments. In order to be adopted, each amendment must receive a majority of "yes" votes, provided that at least 25 percent of Azerbaijan's registered voters participate.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 8,947,243 (2009)
  • Registered Voters: 4,917,805 (March 2009)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 4,517,574 (2009)

·         Is Azerbaijan a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Azerbaijan ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (10 July 1995)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: N/A

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 15 (as of 2005 elections) 

·         Human Development Index Position: 78 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: High (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Azerbaijan a signatory to CRPD: Yes (9 January 2008)

·         Has Azerbaijan ratified CRPD: Yes (28 January 2009)

·         Population with a disability: 1,342,086 (est.)

Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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