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Chapter VIII.
NAKHCHIVAN AUTONOMOUS REPUBLIC.
 
Article134. Status of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic
I. Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic is autonomous state within the Azerbaijan Republic.
II. Status of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic is defined in the present Constitution.
III. Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic is an integral part of the Azerbaijan Republic.
IV. Constitution of the Azerbaijan Republic, laws of the Azerbaijan Republic, decrees of the President of the Azerbaijan Republic and decrees of Cabinet of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Republic are obligatory on the territory of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.
V. Constitution and laws of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic accepted by Ali Majlis of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic shall not contradict respectively to Constitution and laws of the Azerbaijan Republic; decrees accepted by Cabinet of Ministers of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic-to Constitution and laws of the Azerbaijan Republic, decrees of the President of the Azerbaijan Republic and decrees of Cabinet of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Republic.
VI. The Constitution of Nakhchivan Autonomy Republic shall be submitted to the Milli Majlis of Azerbaijan Republic by the President of Azerbaijan Republic and shall by approved by the Constitutional Law.
 
Article135. Division of powers in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic
I. Legislative power in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic is implemented by Ali Majlis of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, executive power - by the Cabinet of Ministers of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, judicial power-by law courts of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.
II. Ali Majlis of Nakhchivan  Autonomous Republic independently settles questions which according to Constitution and laws of the Azerbaijan Republic fall under its competence; Cabinet of Ministers of Nakhchivan  Autonomous Republic independently settles questions which according to Constitution and laws of the Azerbaijan Republic, decrees of the President of the Azerbaijan Republic fall under its competence; law courts of Nakhchivan  Autonomous Republic independently settle questions which according to Constitution and laws of the Azerbaijan Republic fall under their competence.
 
Article136. The highest official of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic
Chairman of Ali Majlis of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic is the highest official of Nakhchivan  Autonomous Republic.
 
Article137. Ali Majlis of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic
I. Ali Majlis of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic consists of 45 members.
II. Term of authority of Ali Majlis of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic is 5 years.
III. Ali Majlis of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic elects chairman of Ali Majlis of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic and his deputies, establishes permanent and other commissions.
 
Article138. Competence of Ali Majlis of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic
I. Ali Majlis of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic establishes general procedures concerning the following:
1. elections to Ali Majlis of Nakhchivan  Autonomous Republic;
2. taxes;
3. routes of economic development of Nakhchivan  Autonomous Republic;
4. social maintenance;
5. protection of environment;
6. tourism;
7. protection of health, science, culture.
II. Ali Majlis of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic accepts laws related to questions specified in the present Article.
 
Article139. Questions solved by Ali Majlis of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic
I. Ali Majlis of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic takes decisions concerning the following questions:
1. organization of work in Ali Majlis of Nakhchivan  Autonomous Republic;
2. approval of the budget of Nakhchivan  Autonomous Republic;
3. approval of economic and social programs of Nakhchivan  Autonomous Republic;
4. appointment and dismissal of Prime-minister of Nakhchivan  Autonomous Republic;
5. approval of composition of Cabinet of Ministers of Nakhchivan  Autonomous Republic;
6. decisions concerning vote of confidence in Cabinet of Ministers of Nakhchivan  Autonomous Republic.
II. Ali Majlis of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic issues decree concerning questions specified in the present Article.
 
Article140. Cabinet of Ministers of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic
I. Composition of Cabinet of Ministers of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic recommended by Prime-minister of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic is approved by Ali Majlis of Nakhchivan  Autonomous Republic.
II. Prime-minister of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic is appointed by Ali Majlis of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic on recommendation by the President of the Azerbaijan Republic.
III. Cabinet of Ministers of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic:
· prepares draft of budget of Autonomous Republic and presents it for approval by Ali Majlis of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic;
· implements the budget of Autonomous Republic;
· provides implementation of economic programs of Autonomous Republic;
· provides implementation of social programs of Autonomous Republic;
· settles other questions delegated to it by the President of the Azerbaijan Republic.
IV. Cabinet of Ministers of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic issues orders and decrees.
 
Article141. Local executive power in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic
In Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic heads of local executive power bodies are appointed by the President of the Azerbaijan Republic on recommendation of the Chairman of Ali Majlis of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.