Yeni Azerbaijan Party (New Azerbaijani Party)

Ruling political party in Azerbaijan. Founded by Heydar Aliyev. The first conference was held in Nakhichevan on November 21, 1992 where Heydar Aliyev was elected chairman. The party won in the 1999 municipal, 2000 parliamentary, 2004 municipal and 2005 parliamentary elections. The members are more than 400,000 people. The current chairman is Ilham Aliyev, president of Azerbaijan.