The political processes in Azerbaijan can attest to the split of the ruling political party. Ilham Aliyev considers this very risky and is probably getting ready to make certain political reforms. This is what political scientist, expert on the Middle East and the Caucasus Stanislav Tarasov told Armenian News-NEWS.am today.
According to him, the Mejlis is opposing Aliyev, and this is standing in his way of making certain reforms. In such conditions, it is very important for Aliyev to have Moscow’s support in case of unpredictable circumstances, taking into consideration the fact that Turkey is also in dire condition.
The analyst stated that Mehriban Aliyeva is more experienced and cynical, unlike other remarkable female political figures of the Caucasus, and she can even make sharp anti-Russian statements and then change her point of view.
“Besides this, she might also help settle the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to a certain extent. For instance, she might refuse to unleash a war with Armenia and might acknowledge the contributions of Armenians to the development of the oil industry and culture in Azerbaijan, particularly Baku. However, some processes need to unfold in order for Aliyeva to show herself, and it is clear that it will be very hard for Aliyev to nominate himself for the fourth time,” Tarasov concluded.