Azerbaijani Opposition Bloc Explains its Decison to Boycott Presidential Election
Azerbaijan, Baku / Тrend corr S. Ilhamgizi / Azerbaijani Azadlig opposition bloc explained its decision to boycott the presidential election of 2008. The reasons were explained in the report on human rights issues and the political situation in the country, the chairman of the bloc, Ali Aliyev, said to Trend on October 1st .
The document meant to analyze the political situation in Azerbaijan a year before the presidential election and to draw the attention of the international community to it. The report includes opinions of the Azadlig bloc and other political forces.
"In this document we explained our intention of boycotting the election, substantiated why Azadlig considers taking part in the election to be meaningless unless changes are made to the Election Code," Aliyev said.
First Public discussions will be held and then it will be submitted to the international organizations, he said.
Azadlig includes three opposition parties - the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan, the Liberal party, and the Citizens and Development Party.