Azerbaijan🇦🇿 PM Resigns, President Replaces Him With Loyalist
Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev has appointed a technocrat and close ally as the Caucasus country’s new prime minister after his predecessor suddenly resigned, officials said. “The president has appointed his economic adviser Ali Asadov as new prime minister,” parliament speaker Oktay Asadov told legislators on Tuesday.
“Prime Minister Novruz Mammadov has tendered his resignation which has been accepted by the president,” he added.
Legislators approved the nomination in a 105 to 0 vote.
The reason for Mammadov’s resignation has not been given.
Observers describe Asadov, a 63-year-old presidential aide on economic issues, as Aliyev’s long-time ally.