A year has passed since presidential elections in Azerbaijan. How is the mandate of President Aliyev being perceived by the citizens of the country in the Caucasus? A survey conducted by Opinionway, a French research company, revealed that over 85% of the people perceive the actions of President Aliyev as being “positive”.
“The survey shows that Azerbaijanis are happy with their political leadership,” said Bruno Jeanbart, Deputy CEO of Opinionway, at a press conference in Baku this week. “A year after his re-election, the perception of President Aliyev’s foreign and domestic policies, on stability, reforms and regional development is very positive.”
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Uzaqgörən siyasəti, atdığı önəmli qərarları ilə Azərbaycanın adını ucaldan, ölkəmizi dünya miqyasında tanıdan cənab prezidentimizin doğum günüdür bu gün. Ulu öndərin yolunu, onun miras qoyduğu dövlətçilik ənənələrini layiqli şəkildə davam etdirən prezidentimizin uğurlu daxili və xarici siyasətinin nəticəsidir bugünkü inkişafımız, Azərbaycanın qüdrəti… Doğum gününüz mübarək, Cənab Prezident! Sizə möhkəm can sağlığı və uzun ömür arzulayıram! #aze#azerbaycan#baki#azerbaijan#baku#presidentaliyev#president#ilhamaliyev#happybirthday
The country’s stability is at the core of Aliyev’s favourable appraisal. More than 80% of those surveyed expressed that stability in the country was the main “success of the President Aliyev’s activities”, not to mention his foreign policy, which was evaluated as “excellent”. Close to half of the people included in the survey noticed a substantial improvement of “Azerbaijan’s reputation in the international arena.” His focus on defence was also highly rated. Close to 60% approve of the reinforcement of the “country’s defence capability and army.”
When asked whether the promises that Aliyev had made during his election campaign have now been fulfilled, more than 75% of the respondents stated that the current president has delivered on most or all of those promises.
In the eyes of the people polled, Aliyev’s has not neglected the domestic front either. More than 60% reported having “approved” his economic reforms and over 55% stated the “population’s welfare has gotten better, salaries, pensions and allowances have increased”. About half of the respondents are satisfied with the fight the president has conducted against corruption.
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Türk Konseyi Genel Sekreterinin 31 Aralık Dünya Azerbaycanlılar Dayanışma Günü vesilesiyle mesajı; Türk Konseyi ve Şahsım adına Azerbaycan halkının 31 Aralık Dünya Azerbaycanlılar Dayanışma Gününü en içten dileklerimle kutlar, bu anlamlı günün tüm dünyada birlik ve beraberliğe vesile olmasını temenni ederim. Baghdad Amreyev Türk Konseyi Genel Sekreteri . 𝐌𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐞𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐓𝐮𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐜 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐥 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐜𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 ‘𝟑𝟏 𝐃𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐒𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐀𝐳𝐞𝐫𝐛𝐚𝐢𝐣𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐬’; On behalf of the Turkic Council and on my own, I convey my heartfelt congratulations to the people of Azerbaijan and wish that this meaningful day will be a means of unity, togetherness and a bright future for the whole world. Baghdad Amreyev Secretary General of the Turkic Council #azerbaycan #azerbaijan #worldazerbaijanissolidarityday #solidarity #solidarityday #presidentaliyev #dünyaazerbaycanlılardayanışmagünü #dayanışmagünü
The “development of sport” also showed solid support among Azerbaijanis, with over 60% calling it a success. In recent years Azerbaijan has increased its emphasis on sports, hosting prestigious events such as Formula 1 racing, the Islamic Solidarity Games and the European Games.
Complementary data revealed that over 70% of the people polled think that the regions have been developed as a result of the State Program on Socio-Economic Development of Regions, adopted by President Aliyev. This initiative is part of the focus he has put on the regions.
The Opinionway survey was based on interviews with 2,000 respondents that were randomly selected in the country in March 2019.