The Supreme Assembly of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic (Azerbaijani: Naxçıvan Muxtar Respublikasının Ali Məclisi) is the legislative assembly of Nakhchivan. It was established in 1990, when Nakchivan declared independence from the Soviet Union to become an autonomous republic of Azerbaijan. It governs the republic, and is subordinate to the National Assembly of Azerbaijan. The current parliamentary chairman (since 2022) and de facto leader of Nakhchivan is Azer Zeynalov.
Supreme Assembly of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic
Azerbaijani: Naxçıvan Muxtar Respublikasının Ali Məclisi
|Founded||17 November 1990|
|Preceded by||Supreme Soviet of the Nakhichevan Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic|
Azer Zeynalov (acting) (New Azerbaijan Party)
since 21 December 2022
Sabuhi Mammadov (New Azerbaijan Party)
since 23 May 2020
|Seats||Total 45 deputies|
Legislative power within Nakhchivan is held by the Supreme Assembly. The Assembly is composed of 45 members, elected by the people for 5 years by secret ballot. Sessions are held twice a year; extraordinary sessions may be convened by the President of Azerbaijan, the National Assembly of Azerbaijan, by any 16 individuals of the Supreme Assembly, or by the Chairman of the Supreme Assembly.
Any citizen of Nakhchivan who meets basic requirements may be elected a member. A deputy of the Supreme Assembly may be removed from his post upon his renunciation of Nakhchivani citizenship, serious wrongdoing, or the demonstration of electoral fraud.
General rules characterized by the Supreme AssemblyEdit
The Supreme Assembly of the Autonomous Republic enacts the laws of the republic, including those on revenue, finance, social security, natural security, tourism, elections, science, and culture. The assembly also approves the national budget of Nakhchivan, and endorses the Cabinet of Ministers and its composition.
This is a list of office-holders from 1991:
|Name||Entered office||Left office|
|Heydar Aliyev||September 5, 1991||June 23, 1993|
|Vasif Talibov||July 3, 1993||April 4, 1994|
|Namig Hasanov||April 4, 1994||December 16, 1995|
|Vasif Talibov||December 16, 1995||December 21, 2022|
|Azer Zeynalov||December 21, 2022|
Every citizen of the Republic of Azerbaijan, who permanently resides in the territory of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic and has the right to participate in elections, may be elected as a deputy of the Supreme Assembly of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic in accordance with the law. The assembly consists of 45 members. 
Laws are proposed by Assembly if legislation gets 31 out of 45 votes during the session.
The highest official is the chairman of the Supreme Assembly. Members are elected for 5 years term. Every citizen of the Republic of Azerbaijan, who permanently resides in the territory of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic has the right to participate in the elections and get elected as a deputy, according to law.
The Assembly holds 2 sessions per year and extra sessions can be called by the president, parliament or 16 members of Assembly.
According to the constitution, Nakhchivan is an Autonomous Republic within Azerbaijan. The constitution states divides the government into three branches: the legislative branch, the executive branch, and the judicial branch. Legislative power in Nakhchivan is exercised by Supreme Assembly of Nakhchivan.
- Official website (in Azerbaijani)
- ^ Biography of Vasif Talibov on the Portal of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan. Accessed: 18 October 2012.
- ^ a b c "The Constitution of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic" (PDF).
- ^ a b "The Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan" (PDF).
- ^ Talibov was re-elected as Chairman on December 16, 1995, December 7, 2000 and November 28, 2005
- ^ a b c d e "Milli Məclis". www.meclis.gov.az. Retrieved 2019-06-14.