Date: 12 April 2019, 17:01, READ:
A year has passed since Ilham Aliyev reelected as President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. On April 11, 2018, extraordinary presidential elections were held in Azerbaijan . Ilham Heydar oghlu Aliyev, won a victory in the elections. On April 18, the inauguration ceremony of President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev was held at the Milli Majlis . President Ilham Aliyev laid his hand on the Constitution of Azerbaijan and swore an oath. "Exercising the authority of the Azerbaijani president, I swear to observe the Constitution of Azerbaijan, to defend the independence and territorial integrity of the state and to serve the people with dignity,” said Ilham Aliyev. Then the national anthem of Azerbaijan was played. The president swore an oath by laying his hand on the Holy Quran. "By laying my hand on the Holy Quran, I swear to be committed to the national and spiritual values and traditions created by the Azerbaijani people for centuries and constantly cherish them,” said Ilham Aliyev. Having knelt, President Ilham Aliyev kissed the national flag of Azerbaijan.
If we take a look at the past year, we will see that the Azerbaijani people made a right choice. Regardless of the numerous negative processes taken place in the world and in the region, Azerbaijan has continued its dynamic socio-economic development taking all necessary steps for the welfare and prosperity of citizens. Therefore Azerbaijani people always support foreign and domestic policy led by President Ilham Aliyev.
The results of a survey conducted in February-March in all regions of Azerbaijan, excluding the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, by The French Opinion Way Research Institute also reflect this reality. According to the survey results, 80.1 percent of respondents described the maintenance of the current socio-political and socio-economic stability in the country as the most successful outcome of President Aliyev's activity.
According to the poll results, 80.1 percent of the respondents rated the preservation of the existing socio-political and socio-economic stability in the country as the most successful outcome of President Ilham Aliyev's activity.
According to respondents, despite numerous negative global and regional processes, Azerbaijan has maintained its dynamic socio-economic development in the conditions of socio-political stability over the past year, all necessary steps have been taken to ensure peace and prosperity of the people, and consistent measures have been taken for the well-being of the population.
Ethnic, religious, socio-political stability prevailed, there have been no serious cases causing public concern in the country. All these factors ensured high recognition of the internal situation in the country and the activities of the Azerbaijani president. That is why asked "How do you evaluate work done by President Aliyev over the past year?", 85.1 percent of respondents generally answered "positive". Only 6.8 percent of them answered "negative", while 8.1 percent said "I do not know".
Answering Opinion Way’s question "How do you assess socio-economic activity in Azerbaijan and the reforms conducted by President Aliyev in this area last year?”, 90.5 percent of respondents in general gave a positive response, including 64 percent said they were "fully satisfied” with the government’s activity in this regard, 26.5 percent said they were "mainly satisfied”, while only 6.0 percent said they were "not satisfied”, and 3.5 percent said "I don’t know”.
Chairman of Azerbaijan's Press Council, Azerbaijani MP Aflatun Amashov told "Kaspi” newspaper that President Ilham Aliyev always stands by the Azerbaijani people and their dreams are turned into a priority of the head of state’s activity:"President Ilham Aliyev makes a vow. His promises have been realized in form of reform package. People, of course, witness and appreciate this. In my view, it is a crucial factor in leadership and not every leader or political figure has the above-mentioned quality. The survey conducted by France's Opinion Way Research Institute, in fact, is the adequate attitude of the people towards the head of state. Particularly, the respondents who have been involved in the survey have praised the President's activity over the past year. The survey results show that significant works were done within a year and improvements have been achieved," chairman of Azerbaijan's Press Council noted.
Azerbaijani MP, political scientist Elman Nasirov also shared his views on the issue with our newspaper :" Since April 11 elections the political course led by President Ilham Aliyev over the past year has given impetus to achievements of Azerbaijan. Thus, following the electins new stage of reforms has started by the initiative of the President Ilham Aliyev. He repeatedly states in his speeches that an Azerbaijani citizen stands at the center of state policy."Nasirov said.
"Over the past 15 years, the course of reforms implemented by President Ilham Aliyev has boosted social and political and socio-economic stability in the country and entered a new stage since last year. This development is confirmed by the most influential rating agencies in the world." Azerbaijani MP added.