Orujov Zahid Maharram oglu (Azerbaijani: Orucov Zahid Məhərrəm oğlu; born 1 February 1972)[citation needed] is an Azerbaijan politician and chairperson of the Social Research Center (2019).[2]

Zahid Oruc
Zahid Oruj in 2016.jpg
Member of the National Assembly
Assumed office
5 March 2003
Personal details
BornAlnabat, Azerbaijan
Political partyMotherland Party, (1992–2013)
Independent (2013–present)[1]

In 2018, he ran for president against Ilham Aliyev and officially received 3.12% of the vote, although this election was characterized as fraudulent.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 November 2021. Retrieved 16 November 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "On the appointment of Z.M. Oruj as the Chairman of the Management Board of the Center for Social Research, 11 of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan February 2019 "Order"". Archived from the original on 8 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Azerbaijan's President Secures Fourth Term In Vote Criticized As Uncompetitive". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty. Retrieved 4 May 2023.
  4. ^ Azeri president's supporters heckle as observers declare election unfair Reuters, 12 April 2018