Azerbaijan's parliamentary election to provide demand for stability
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 26
By Elmira Tariverdiyeva - Trend:
The fifth parliamentary election in the Azerbaijani newest history will be held on the first day of November. However already now it is already obvious that the election will be anything but unexpected.
Azerbaijan today has great demand for stability. This means that people want to see the individuals in the parliament from whom they will not have to expect any sudden changes.
That is why, today's ratings of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party, according to the estimates of various sociological services, vary from 70 percent to 80 percent. This is the party of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, which has gained the trust of people. Today it can hope for a landslide victory in the election more than ever.
People of Azerbaijan need to have stability, which is primarily associated with President Aliyev. Azerbaijani political arena simply does not have any other candidates that could provide the same level of sustainable prosperity.
Society isn't ready to support those who propose drastic changes. Everyone understands that the current economic and political stability in Azerbaijan, improvement of Azerbaijanis' living standards, and reduction of poverty are ensured by the current government.
Developments in Ukraine and other countries of the region have become for Azerbaijanis a powerful factor against the desire to change, which, as it turns out with some post-Soviet countries, often leads to chaos and desolation.
Aside from that, there are still fresh memories of a period of complete chaos and sense of constant disaster of the early '90s in Azerbaijan, when the Popular Front was in power in the country.
Prosperous Azerbaijan, understanding that the country achieved its well-being under another government, would hardly want to return to the dark times, especially in today's difficult situation, when the whole world is in a state of permanent political and economic crisis.
Nevertheless, factors such as decrease in oil prices, or changes in manat's exchange rate didn't lead to opposing mood, despite the expectations of the opponents of current Azerbaijani authorities. And that is understandable, because seeing the external forces manipulate namely with such uneasy issues in order to destabilize the political systems of other countries, witnessing the revolutions and wars in the Middle East and in the near abroad, people in Azerbaijan made the right conclusions.
Azerbaijan apparently wants to maintain the achieved level of stability and living and all opinion polls, exit polls held by various organizations and private foreign companies in the country on the eve of the election prove that. Therefore, Azerbaijanis are likely to make every effort to maintain the quiet life without unwanted turmoil.
Edited by SI
Elmira Tariverdiyeva is the head of Trend Agency's Russian News Service