According to ALLCITYCODES.COM, the area code for Azerbaijan is 994. It is located in the North American Numbering Plan (NANP), and is one of the countries in the NANP system that makes international calls to and from other countries. The 994 code is used to make calls within Azerbaijan, as well as making international calls to and from other countries in the NANP system. The country has a number of landline operators such as Azercell, Bakcell, Nar Mobile, Azerfon-Vodafone, and Delta Telecom, all of which offer competitive rates for local, regional, and international calls. In addition to landlines, there are several mobile networks in Azerbaijan such as Azercell (GSM/UMTS/LTE), Bakcell (GSM/UMTS/LTE), Nar Mobile (GSM/UMTS/LTE), Azerfon-Vodafone (GSM) and Delta Telecom (GSM). Customers can purchase prepaid sim cards from any of these providers in order to make calls to local numbers or international numbers within the NANP system. All of these networks offer competitive rates for both local and international calls. For those who need to make international calls from Azerbaijan outside of the NANP system, there are several third-party service providers that offer competitive rates on making such calls. These include International Call Cards (ICC), which allow customers to purchase calling minutes at a discounted rate; World Phone Card International Calling Services; VoIP services such as Skype; prepaid calling cards; or through VoIP apps like Viber or Whatsapp. Azerbaijan is a unitary semi-presidential republic, with the President of Azerbaijan as the head of state and the Prime Minister of Azerbaijan as head of government. The president is elected for a seven-year term by direct elections and is limited to two terms. The prime minister is appointed by the president from among members of the National Assembly, which holds legislative power in Azerbaijan. The National Assembly consists of 125 members elected for five-year terms in single-seat constituencies. According to Azerbaijani law, half of all MPs are elected through party lists and half are elected in single-member constituencies. All political parties must be registered with the Ministry of Justice before they can participate in elections. The judiciary branch is composed of several courts, including Supreme Court, Constitutional Court, Economic Court and others. The court system is independent from other branches of government and decisions are made based on existing laws rather than executive orders or directives. PARADISDACHAT: Features public policy of Azerbaijan.