SOME AZERBAIJANIS FOR NAGORNO-KARABAKH’S INDEPENDENCE
April 30 2010
According to poll results, 0.8% of respondents in Azerbaijan are
for Nagorno-Karabakh’s independence. "Let them live as they like,"
they said. 1news.az reported that the poll was conducted by the
PULS organization under a project implemented with the sponsorship
of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, FES)
and involved 1,000 Azerbaijani citizens.
70.4% of the respondents are against any compromise over
Nagorno-Karabakh’s final status as a result of peaceful settlement
of the conflict (59.4% in Jan 2007), 8.9% of the respondents are for
granting Nagorno-Karabakh a cultural autonomy and local government,
and 5.7% for an autonomy similar to that of Nakhichevan. Only 9.5%
of the respondents are for a referendum in Nagorno-Karabakh provided
Azerbaijani refugees return to Nagorno-Karabakh.
As regards the immediate prospects for the Nagorno-Karabakh problem,
42.5% of the respondents said the "neither war nor peace" situation
will continue; 40.7% believe in progress in the peace process; 15.7%
think hostilities will be resumed.
On the threshold of parliamentary elections in Nagorno-Karabakh, the
Sociometer center held a poll, which showed that 84.4% were against
any compromise over Nagorno-Karabakh, and 93% of the respondents were
against the return of Nagorno-Karabakh to Azerbaijan.