2018-04-19
Inauguration ceremony of President Ilham Aliyev held VIDEO

The swearing-in ceremony of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev was held at Azerbaıjan`s Milli Majlis (Parliament) on April 18.

The ceremony was attended by Azerbaijani state and government officials, MPs, and members of the President`s family.

A cortege, which accompanied President Ilham Aliyev, left for the Milli Majlis where the inauguration ceremony of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan was held.

The inauguration of President Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev, who was elected as President of the Republic of Azerbaijan by a nationwide vote, was declared open.

The event participants warmly welcomed President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.

Under the accompaniment of the ceremonial march, soldiers of the Armed Forces brought the national flag of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the standard (flag) of the President of Azerbaijan onto the stage.

Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Farhad Abdullayev, and judges of the Constitutional Court were invited to the stage.

Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Azerbaijan Farhad Abdullayev said:

- Dear ladies and gentlemen!

The Constitutional Court of the Republic of Azerbaijan gave a verdict on April 17, 2018 to approve the results of the Central Election Commission regarding the outcomes of the presidential election in the Republic of Azerbaijan and declared Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev as the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Under the Article 103 of the Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan, President-elect of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev was invited for swearing-in ceremony in the presence of the judges of the Constitutional Court.

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev put his hand on the Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan and took the oath: “I do swear to abide by the Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan while executing the powers of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, protect state independence and territorial integrity, and serve the people faithfully.”

The national anthem of the Republic of Azerbaijan was played.

The President then put his hand on the Holy Quran and swore:

“I put my hand on the Holy Quran and swear to remain loyal to and respect national and moral values and traditions that have been created by the people of Azerbaijan for centuries.”

President Ilham Aliyev dropped to one knee and kissed the national flag of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev made an inaugural speech at the ceremony.

The swearing-in ceremony ended.

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