On March 10, 2016, the Khazar University Student Union held presidential elections. Candidates included Khadija Ismayilova (3rd-year student of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences), Turkan Samadova (3rd-year student of the School of Education), Ozal Suleymanli (3rd-year student of the School of Economics and Management) and Gurban Asgarov (2nd-year student of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences). All of the candidates are active members of the Student Union Parliament.
The election took place from 10:00 AM to 19:00 PM under the leadership of Alovsat Amirbeyli, Director for Public Relations and Media and under the supervision of Mirzeagha Samadov, former Student Union President.
29% of the student body (525 people) voted in the election. The general results are as follows:
1. Gurban Asgarov (School of Engineering and Applied Sciences)- 242 votes;
2. Ozal Suleymanli (School of Economics and Management)- 110 votes;
3. Turkan Samadova (School of Education)- 93 votes;
4. Khadija Ismayilova (School of Humanities and Social Sciences)- 76 votes.
Thus, Gurban Asgarov was elected as the new president of the Student Union, and Ozal Suleymanli was elected as the vice president.