President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyeva has caused a major stir in the nation and the World at large with the appointment of his wife, Mehriban Aliyeva as the vice-president of the country.
Mrs Aliyeva who is also the first lady was appointed on February 21 after the constitutional changes which states the position of the vice president the second most senior official in the nation was made.
The nomination of 52-year old Aliyeva as the vice president of Azerbaijan has generated series of hot debates. The besieged opposition party has criticized this move calling it undemocratic. They also said the elevation is a strategy for the Aliyev family’s dynasty to be strengthened.
Meanwhile, the newly appointed vice president, Aliyeva, is known to live a lavish lifestyle and is considered to be a first lady in fashion.
Being a trained eye doctor, she was oncr appointed as a goodwill ambassador for UNESCO in 2004.
Mehriban Aliyeva has been married to 53-year old Ilham Aliyeva since 1983 and the union is blessed with three children.
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