Historical background to the document "From the speech of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev at the meeting with the members of the Board and Political Council of the New Azerbaijan Party, Organizing Committee of the Party Convention, senior officials (6 May, 2000)"

Ilham Aliyev was elected deputy chairman of the party in the I Congress (1999) of the New Azerbaijani Party, first deputy chairman in the II Congress (2001). Fulfilling this important duty, Ilham Aliyev worked effectively in mobilizing the masses for playing an important role in the New Azerbaijan Party. The party campaign was led by Ilham Aliyev in the 2000 parliamentary elections. Under his leadership, the party won the elections and obtained the majority in the parliament.

He won the presidential elections in 2003 and 2008 as the candidate of the New Azerbaijan Party.

“90 Instants of the Great leader”, Heydar Aliyev Heritage research center, “Sharq-Qarb”, Baku-2013, p.166