Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 4

After serving for more than a year in an acting capacity, Fuad Guliyev was confirmed by the parliament as prime minister May 2. Three days earlier, the speaker of the parliament Razul Guliyev confirmed that new elections to that body will take place earlier, Tass said. The same day Azerbaijani president Haidar Aliyev announced that he would stand for reelection in 1996 and not ask a plebiscite to extend his powers as have the leaders of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan.

Yerevan Opposed to Confederation with Russia.