Ilham Aliyev

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Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev (Azerbaijani: İlham Heydər oğlu Əliyev, [ilham hejˈdæɾ oɣˈɫu æˈlijɪf]; born 24 December 1961) is the fourth and current president of Azerbaijan, serving in the post since 31 October 2003. The son and second child of former Azeri leader Heydar Aliyev, Ilham Aliyev was elected president of Azerbaijan in 2003 following his father's death, in an election considered fraudulent and unfair by foreign outlets. Azerbaijani foreign relations under Aliyev included strengthened cooperation with the European Union (EU), using caviar diplomacy, with Russia, with NATO via the NATO–Azerbaijan Individual Partnership Action Plan, and with the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ilham Aliyev has received more than 2,060,427 page views. His biography is available in 89 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 84 in 2019). Ilham Aliyev is the 1,992nd most popular politician (down from 1,795th in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Azerbaijan (down from 9th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Azerbaijani Politician.

Ilham Aliyev is the president of Azerbaijan. He is most famous for his efforts to modernize the country and for his authoritarian rule.

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Among politicians, Ilham Aliyev ranks 1,992 out of 15,710Before him are Lazare Carnot, Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence, Henry of Germany, Mário Soares, Mara Branković, and Khorloogiin Choibalsan. After him are Alboin, Nadezhda Alliluyeva, Tekuder, Alexandre Millerand, Offa of Mercia, and Ahmad Shah Qajar.

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Among people born in 1961, Ilham Aliyev ranks 9Before him are George Clooney, Michael J. Fox, Lothar Matthäus, Stephen Hillenburg, Bill de Blasio, and Eddie Murphy. After him are Nadia Comăneci, Enya, Peter Jackson, Dennis Rodman, Carl Lewis, and Woody Harrelson.

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In Azerbaijan

Among people born in Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev ranks 10 out of 159Before him are Lev Landau (1908), Mstislav Rostropovich (1927), Imadaddin Nasimi (1369), Zecharia Sitchin (1920), Garry Kasparov (1963), and Arghun (1250). After him are Nadezhda Alliluyeva (1901), Ivan Bagramyan (1897), Abulfaz Elchibey (1938), Lotfi A. Zadeh (1921), Serzh Sargsyan (1954), and Ayaz Mutallibov (1938).

Among POLITICIANS In Azerbaijan

Among politicians born in Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev ranks 3Before him are Heydar Aliyev (1923) and Arghun (1250). After him are Nadezhda Alliluyeva (1901), Abulfaz Elchibey (1938), Serzh Sargsyan (1954), Ayaz Mutallibov (1938), Mammad Amin Rasulzadeh (1884), Artur Rasizade (1935), Garegin Nzhdeh (1886), Robert Kocharyan (1954), and Fatali Khan Khoyski (1875).

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