Azerbaijan, Lankaran, June 10 / Trend , P. Aliyeva/
Azerbaijani ruling party wants youth and women to be elected to the municipalities most of all.
"We want municipalities to be composed of youth and women most of all," ruling New Azerbaijan Party Deputy Chairman and Executive Secretary Ali Ahmadov said to reporters.
Azerbaijani parliament adopted Bill on Unification of Municipalities in May. The number of municipalities will be reduced from the current 2,757 to 1,766.
Azerbaijan is expected to hold municipal elections in autumn 2009 and parliamentary elections in autumn 2010. The previous municipal elections were held in 1999 and 2004.
Ahmadov said the municipalities must be reformed. "The municipalities have operated for already 10 years. They are undergoing improvements," he added.
The NAP was established by Nakhchivan Parliamentary Speaker Heydar Aliyev in 1992.
President Ilham Aliyev is the party's chairman. The party has ruled the country for 15 years.
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