Communist Party of Azerbaijan
This article is about the ruling party of the Azerbaijan SSR.
For other uses, see Communist Party of Azerbaijan (disambiguation).
|Communist Party of Azerbaijan
Azərbaycan Kommunist Partiyası
|Founded||20 February 1920 (1920-02-20)|
|Dissolved||16 September 1991 (1991-09-16)|
|Merger of||Ahrar Party|
|National affiliation||Communist Party of the Soviet Union|
The Communist Party of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Kommunist Partiyası; Russian: Коммунистическая партия Азербайджана) was the ruling political party in the Azerbaijan SSR, making it effectively a branch of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
On 1 April of the same year, the Fifth Cabinet of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic gave its resignations and all the power to the Communist Party of Azerbaijan.
The party ruled the Azerbaijan SSR until 16 September 1991 when it was formally disbanded.
Nevertheless, former leaders and members of the communists continued to play a role in the family- and patronage-based political system.
The Communist Party of Azerbaijan won the first multi-party elections in Azerbaijan that took place on 30 September and 14 October 1990 for the Supreme Soviet obtaining 280 out of 360 seats.
First secretaries of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan
|No.||Name||Took office||Left office|
|1||Mirza Davud Huseynov||12 February 1920||23 October 1920|
|2||Grigory Kaminsky||23 October 1920||July 1921|
|3||Sergey Kirov||July 1921||January 1926|
|4||Levon Mirzoyan||January 1926||August 1929|
|5||Nikolay Gikalo||August 1929||June 1930|
|6||Vladimir Polonsky||June 1930||November 1933|
|7||Ruben Rubenov (Mkrtchyan)||1 January 1933||12 December 1933|
|8||Mir Jafar Baghirov||November 1933||July 1953|
|9||Mir Teymur Yaqubov||July 1953||February 1954|
|10||Imam Mustafayev||7 February 1954||12 June 1959|
|11||Veli Akhundov||11 July 1959||14 July 1969|
|12||Heydar Aliyev||14 July 1969||3 December 1982|
|13||Kamran Baghirov||3 December 1982||21 May 1988|
|14||Abdulrahman Vezirov||21 May 1988||20 January 1990|
|15||Ayaz Mütallibov||24 January 1990||16 September 1991|
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