Decree on Implementation of the Unified Electoral Code (June 2003)

Decree of the President of the Azerbaijan Republic

On Implementation of the Election Code of the Azerbaijan Republic

In respect of entry into force of the Election Code of the Azerbaijan Republic, I herewithdecreethe following, in order to ensure implementation of the Code:

The Cabinet of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Republic shall be assigned to do the following within one month:

    submit its proposals on bringing of the valid legislative acts into compliance with the Election Code of the Azerbaijan Republic to the President of the Azerbaijan Republic;

    ensure bringing of the legal (normative) acts of the Cabinet of Ministers and relevant central executive power bodies into compliance with the Election Code of the Azerbaijan Republic, and report about it to the President;

    resolve within own authorities, other issues proceeding from the Election Code of the Azerbaijan Republic.

The Ministry of Justice and the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Azerbaijan Republic shall within 5 days submit to the President of the Azerbaijan Republic their proposals on making relevant amendments: i) to the procedural legislation, in connection with implementation of Articles 46, 112, 113 and 114 of the Election Code of the Azerbaijan Republic; ii) to the Criminal Code, Civil Code and the Code of Administrative Offences of the Azerbaijan Republic, in connection with Article 115 of the Election Code of the Azerbaijan Republic; iii) to the Code of Administrative Offences of the Azerbaijan Republic, in connection with implementation of Article 116 of the Election Code of the Azerbaijan Republic.

The following shall be determined:

    Responsibilities of the "relevant executive power body" specified in Article 96.3 of the Election Code of the Azerbaijan Republic, are executed by the President of the Azerbaijan Republic;

    Responsibilities of the "relevant executive power bodies" specified in Articles 44.2 and 44.3 of the Code, are executed by the President of the Azerbaijan Republic and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Azerbaijan Republic, within their own authorities;

    Responsibilities of the "relevant executive power body" specified in Article 29.2 of the Code, are executed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Azerbaijan Republic;

    Responsibilities of the "relevant executive power body" specified in Article 59.7.1 of the Code, are executed by local structures of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Azerbaijan Republic;

    Responsibilities of the "relevant executive power body" specified in Article 89.2 of the Code, are executed by the Ministry of Finance of the Azerbaijan Republic;

    Responsibilities of the "relevant executive power body" specified in Articles 77.2 and 77.3 of the Code, are executed by the National Television and Radio Council and the Azerbaijan Press Council;

    Responsibilities of the "relevant executive power bodies" specified in Article 88.8 of the Code, are executed by the National Television and Radio Council;

    Responsibilities of the "relevant executive power bodies" specified in Articles 35.2, 46.4, 46.5, 46.15, 87.6 and 98.1 of the Code, are executed by the local executive power bodies;

The present Decree shall become valid from the day of its publication.

Heydar ALIYEV

President of the Azerbaijan Republic

Baku, June 3, 2003