Azerbaijan Communist Party (1920)

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The Azerbaijan Communist Party (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. It was formed on 20 February 1920, when the Muslim Social Democratic Party, Communist Party of Persia, Agrar Party and Baku Bolsheviks joined together to establish the Communist Party of Azerbaijan. 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 14 September 1991 when it was formally disbanded.[1][2] 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.

Azerbaijan Communist Party
Azərbaycan Kommunist Partiyası
Founded20 February 1920 (1920-02-20)
Dissolved14 September 1991 (1991-09-14)
Merger ofAhrar Party
Baku Bolsheviks
Communist Party of Persia
Muslim Social Democratic Party
Succeeded byAzerbaijan Communist Party (1993)
IdeologyCommunism
Marxism–Leninism
National affiliationCommunist Party of the Soviet Union
Colors  Red
Party flag
Flag of the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic (1956–1991).svg
Website
kpaz.ru

First secretaries of the Communist Party of AzerbaijanEdit

No. Name Took office Left office
1 Mirza Davud Huseynov[a] 12 February 1920 23 October 1920
2 Grigory Kaminsky[b] 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 14 September 1991
Source: World Statesman - Azerbaijan

NotesEdit

  1. ^ held position of Chairmen of the Presidium of the Central Committee, not First Secretary
  2. ^ held position of Responsible Secretary not First Secretary

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