Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev has signed an Order on dissolving the fifth convocation Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan and setting early elections for April 9, 2020.

On November 28, the Political Council of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party (YAP) recommended that the the Milli Majlis appeal to the Azerbaijani president with an initiative to dissolve the parliament and hold parliamentary elections.

On December 2, the Milli Majlis adopted an appeal to the head of state on dissolving the parliament and holding early parliamentary elections. The same day, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan sent a request to the Constitutional Court to review the compliance of the parliament dissolution with the Constitution.

On December 4, Azerbaijan’s Constitutional Court ruled the parliament’s dissolution as legally valid.