Article 2. Sovereignty of people


I.     Sovereign right of the Azerbaijanian people is the right of free and independent determination of their destiny and establishment of their own form of governance.

II.     The people of Azerbaijan exercise their sovereign right directly - by way of nation-wide voting - referendum, and through their representatives elected based on universal, equal and direct suffrage by way of free, secret and personal ballot.

Article 3. Questions solved by way of nation-wide voting referendum


I.     People of Azerbaijan may solve any questions involving their rights and interests by way of referendum.


II.     The following questions may be solved only by way of referendum.

     1.     acceptance of the Constitution of the Azerbaijan Republic and introduction of amendments thereto;

     2.     change of state borders of the Azerbaijan Republic.


III.     The following issues cannot be put on for the referendum:

     1.     taxes and state budget;

     2.     amnesty and pardoning;

     3.     Election, appointment or approval of the officials, whose election, appointment or approval has been accordingly referred to the competences of the legislative and (or) executive bodies.