Jordanian newspaper highlights Azerbaijani national leader Heydar Aliyev`s life and political career

On the eve of national leader Heydar Aliyev`s 90 jubilee, Jordanian newspaper “Al-Hayat” has published a large article to highlight the national leader`s life and political career and his “invaluable services” in building the modern Azerbaijani state. 
The article says invitations have been sent to diplomats, local political and public circles, as well as members of the Jordan-Azerbaijan Friendship Society to attend Heydar Aliyev`s jubilee event to be held in Amman under the patronage of Marvan Humud, deputy chairman of Jordanian Senate, head of the Board of the Friendship Society.
The newspaper describes Heydar Aliyev as “the architect and founder of modern Azerbaijan, a wise leader of the people, a world-famous political figure”.
The author also speaks of Heydar Aliyev`s activities in the Soviet security bodies and leadership of the Communist Party: “Being elected at the Plenum of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan in July 1969 as the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan, Heydar Aliyev became the head of the republic. In December 1982, Heydar Aliyev was elected a member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Soviet Union’s Communist Party, appointed to the post of the First Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of the USSR and became one of the leaders of the USSR. During twenty years, Heydar Aliyev had been a deputy to the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, and for five years was Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR.”
The author hails Heydar Aliyev`s “invaluable deeds” in early 1990s when the country was experiencing very complicated times:
“In bound with the tragedy committed on 20 January 1990 in Baku by the soviet troops appearing in the next day at the Azerbaijan Representation in Moscow with a statement Heydar Aliyev demanded to punish the organizers and executors of the crime committed against the people of Azerbaijan. As a sign of protest against the hypocritical policy of leadership of the USSR, in connection with the critical conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, in July 1991 he left the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.”
“By return in July 1990 to Azerbaijan, Heydar Aliyev lived in Baku, then in Nakhchivan, and in the same year was elected a deputy to the Supreme Soviet of Azerbaijan. In 1991-1993, he held the post of Chairman of the Supreme Assembly of the Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan, Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the Republic of Azerbaijan. In 1992, at the constituent congress of the New Azerbaijan Party in Nakhchivan, Heydar Aliyev was elected Chairman of the Party.”
The newspaper says: “In May-June 1993, when, as a result of extreme tension of the governmental crisis, the country was at the verge of civil war and loss of independence, the people of Azerbaijan demanded to bring Heydar Aliyev to power. The then leaders of Azerbaijan were obliged to officially invite Heydar Aliyev to Baku. On 15 June 1993, Heydar Aliyev was elected Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of Azerbaijan, and on 24 July – under a resolution of the Milli Majlis, he commenced to fulfill powers of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.”
“On October 3, 1993, as a result of a nationwide voting, Heydar Aliyev was elected President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. On October 11, 1998, he was re-elected President of the Republic of Azerbaijan after collecting 76.1 percent of the votes in the elections, which marked very high turnout.”
The newspaper says Azerbaijan`s accomplishments on regional and international level, revival and development of the country`s economy are connected with national leader Heydar Aliyev`s name.
The author writes that while Heydar Aliyev was receiving a treatment in the United State, his son Ilham Aliyev won presidential elections with the overwhelming majority in 2003. The author describes this fact as “an example of the people`s trust in the political course of the national leader”.
The article featured photos of national leader Heydar Aliyev`s family as well as official photographs.