Many "western-educated young people in the society are looking for an opportunity to be in public service" in Azerbaijan, says Fariz Ismailzade, vice-rector at ADA University in Baku, an institution seeking to become a regional leader in education.
Azeri people were excited about the elections and have a desire for change, assures Soltan Mammadov, an independent candidate for the 125-seat parliament of Azerbaijan who spoke to EURACTIV as the polling sections were closing on Sunday (9 February).
Azerbaijan will hold early elections on 9 February, eight months ahead of schedule, after President Ilham Aliyev agreed to the ruling party's request to dissolve parliament. The move is in line with a recent major government shakeup and the country's d...
The expected snap parliamentary elections will likely launch a new democratic era in Azerbaijan, giving the voters a further possibility to advance the reform process, writes Dr. Ceyhun Osmanli.