PRE-ELECTIONS INQUIRY IN AZERBAIJAN PUBLICIZED
The вЂњRayвЂ™ monitoring center publicized results of next pre-elections inquiry in Azerbaijan on Tuesday, Trend reports.
Rizvan Abbasov, the head of the Center, noted that the inquiry was held in 33 settlements from 10 to 14 August 2005.
In accordance with the results of the inquiry, 64.7% of respondents would participate in the presidential elections if it was held next Sunday. 9.5% gave negative replies to the question.
73.4% of the inquired stated their support to Ilham Aliyev, the Azerbaijani President, 5.4% - Isa Gambar, the leader of the Musavat Party, 2.2% - Ali Karimli, the chairman of the Popular Front of Azerbaijan Party (PFAP-Reformers), 1.7% - Lala Hajiyeva, the leader of the National Unity Movement, 1.5% - Rasul Guliyev, the chairman of the Azerbaijan Democratic Party.
In reply to the question вЂњWhom would you vote for if your candidate to the President refused from participation in the elections?вЂќ 6.5% named Ali Karimli, 6 % - speaker
Murtuz Alasgarov, 5.5 % - Isa Gambar, 2.7 % - Ramiz Mehdiyev, the head of the PresidentвЂ™s Apparat, 2.5 % - Ali Nagiyev, the Labor and Social Security Minister, 2.2 % - Ilham Aliyev, 1.2 % - Ex-President Ayaz Mutallibov. 57.2 % of respondents did not answer.
Meanwhile, 48% of the respondents asserted their participation in the parliamentary elections scheduled for 6 November, 23.3 % answered that they will probably participate in the voting while some 18.8% said вЂ�noвЂ™.
As to question вЂ�Which political party will you support in the parliamentary electionsвЂќ 41% indicated the New Azerbaijan Party, 8.1% - independent candidates, 4.6% - вЂ�AzadligвЂ™ (Freedom) bloc, 3.4 % - вЂ�Yeni SiyasatвЂ™ (New Policy) bloc. So interesting, 35.4% of voters regarded the victory of opposition parties less credible in the democratic parliamentary elections, while 31% found difficult to answer.
The inquiry was held among 1444 people aged above 18. 8.7% of the respondents were members of the ruling Yeni Azerbaijan Party, 0.9 % - the Musavat Party, 0.6 % - the National Independence Party (NIP), 0.3 вЂ" the PPAP (reformers). However, overwhelming majority of participants was non-party.