On the eve of not only Azerbaijan but also the whole world was discussing the noise caused the decree of President Ilham Aliyev on the appointment of the first lady Mehriban Aliyeva, first Vice President of Azerbaijan. This decree became the main event of the past day. After all, the last time the President gathered the security Council, in a fateful and bloody days of the April war. About your landmark decision — the appointment of first Vice-President for all the hard, largely seditious and full of UPS and downs history of the third Republic, the President announced at the second row since the April meeting of the emergency war Council of the country, surrounded by his closest associates. Apparently, the Aliyev attached to this decision, it is of paramount importance.
Six months ago, Aliyev entered the Institute first Vice-President. The paradox lies in the fact that the society has not lost in the complicated guesswork — all predicted Mehriban Aliyeva for this new post in goierri. From the first days of the reign of Ilham Aliyev, Mehriban Aliyeva was perceived as the political elite and the whole society, in the incarnation, “the second man” of the country. And without the presence of the sacred institution of Vice presidency, Aliyev was the second among equals, and this phenomenal rise to the Olympus of power was not associated with a characteristic and due to the political mentality of the Eastern peoples access to the Body. On the contrary, Mehriban Aliyeva brought to the political and social culture of Azerbaijan new before rejected the tradition of the Institute the first woman (the first lady). She set very high standards of spiritual, intellectual, moral conformity.
Since the first precedent of intervention (in the best sense of the word) first lady to politics by the example of the wife of the first President of the USSR, Mehriban Aliyeva was actually the first wife of the President in the post-Soviet space, signifying its leading role in politics. She conquered country and his people with his fabulous charm, personal magnetism, special appeal, not ostentatious, conceited, and true charity, she became a bridge of love between the President and the people.
Mehriban Aliyeva became a social phenomenon of Azerbaijani secularism and informal legislator of the Azerbaijani society. It became the most popular Azerbaijani woman, and all women wanted to be equal and be similar to Aliyev for his hair with curls and feminine dresses, but sometimes smoothly combed hair, stacked in a bun, beautiful dresses and suits. In public consciousness there was a idealized, infallible image of a fair, unusual and fragile woman, which will help to reach the hard heart of power.
Mehriban Aliyeva has violated the representation of Azerbaijanis about the role and desired place of women in society and the elite. It was arranged for the pilgrimage of fools, the sick, the needy, seeking justice and rights in a brutal Eastern country.
So gradually, from year to year, the first lady began to win the love and hearts of the majority of society, contrasting sharply with the way insensitive officials entered in the role of an enchanted Nutcracker. It being a bridge between the government and the people have humanized the image of the Eastern Machiavellian power. No, the political philosophy of Mehriban Aliyeva, denied well-established formula of power — not all means justify the end. She broke the ideological dogmatism and system tribology bureaucracy.
Mehriban Aliyeva was kind of Dobroliubov ray of light, inspiring the Azerbaijani national policy. She became a window of the national bureaucracy in Europe. It enthusiastically greeted the Pope, her piety was awarded the order of Sarkozy, her talent as an organizer for the first European games has emphasised, it is with emotion said in Pakistan, Nuweiba parallel with the Bhutto.
She gave the Aliyev government not only gloss, elegance and humanity, and justice. The paradox is that in a reception the first lady turned much more violated the rights of the people than in the apartment of the presidential administration. There people found justice, escaping from the routine of kantselyarita in a stale bureaucratic offices.
And your Institute she is associated with the name of the founder of this power of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, putting in its mission a special meaning — this is a continuation of the government. That’s why her people believed and trusted more than the main pillars of Aliyev’s power. She won the justice vote national trust.
Opponents of the government all the time, he accused her of meddling in Affairs of state, but Aliyev as any public guardian, did this to restore the rights and interests of the oppressed and cornered citizen. She got power and influence through personal qualities and his struggle, not through privileged status in the family of the President.
And in this difficult period of history when the country was face to face with the geopolitical challenges, social tensions and political-economic stagnation, the government called Mehriban Aliyeva. She didn’t need power, because thanks to his personal authority and spiritual leader and possessed the unlimited power over the system, society and people.
Needed power in her? That is the question! Many critics and detractors of President Ilham Aliyev rushed to the allegations in the formation of family life personal power. Why does the President need to enter their first lady in the political leadership? Succession! is heard in the mouth of a marginal opposition, shouting slogans retrograde era of the early noughties. But a young 56-year-old President does not yet require the successor or the heir. All Parallels with the fatal zero is inappropriate. Why? The current President is full of energy, healthy, energetic, in manual mode, easily manages a small country. And the Constitution allows him to govern for a very long years, if not decades. Moreover, all these years, if President Aliyev ruled, Mehriban Aliyeva was presented. The opposition remains cynical and stupid introduces the company misleading.
Of course, the appearance of Mehriban Aliyeva in the political leadership of the country is a manifestation of the doctrine of “political continuity” in the ruling elite. The political philosophy of continuity and evolutionary path updates — the best alternative to the violent transformation that clearly manifested itself in the implementation of color revolutions or the Arab spring. Quite naturally a question may arise — why this notorious continuity is given in the form of one family? Yes, it could happen within the ruling elite, but to be honest to the end, let’s ask a fair question — who among the ruling elite today is more popular and closer to people than Aliyev? After all, Aliyev and so, without decrees and regulations, the de facto “second person”, and in this rank it took none other and the people. The President legalized a formality.
Moreover, Aliyev played the role of a consolidating factor of all regions and communities. It does not support one ruling class. It was supported by ideological opponent of the government of Ayaz Mutalibov, it is hoped the human rights Musavat, she has been praised and the left opposition, and the religious community.
As for the argument, they say, unprecedented in the history of the world in the “family factor” (which was quick to say the leaders of the underclass and marginalized the opposition), let us turn to the history of the Indian national Congress, the fate of Evita Peron, the spiritual leader of his people and incidentally the wife of the President, the glorious pages of the Kennedy family… But something to look at history, if in our eyes the son of the new President of the United States Donald trump’s 35-year-old Jared Kushner was appointed senior Advisor to the President and former first lady Clinton almost became President of a big country and the second son of George H. W. Bush with determination fought for the right to become President of the country, continuing the successes of his father and older brother…
Today, each of us in anticipation of dramatic changes asks — why Mehriban Aliyeva?!
Running transient and irretrievable time. And the President, sensitive to public opinion and the international situation, aimed at deepening reforms in the country. It is necessary to change not only the face of power, but also her mind. Creative thinking, political innovation, a keen sense of social justice is inextricably interactive with the community — that is sometimes lacking neoconservative power. The bureaucratic class increasingly leveled the people’s trust. And for global reform need inexhaustible credit. But Mehriban Aliyeva is the embodiment of that trust. The President called for innovation and trust in the cult calloused power.