160 Members of Ganja City Department of Musavat Party to Observe Presidential Elections in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Ganja / Trend corr. V.Mammadov / Some160 members of the Ganja City Department of the Musavat Party will take part in the upcoming 2008 presidential elections, observers such as Oktay Gambarov the Chairman of the Department, said.
The list of participants will be submitted to the election commission after approval.
The presidential elections in Azerbaijan will be held on 15 October 2008.
The Ganja City department of Musavat unites 950 people, 130 of them are women.
Musavat was created in 1992 by then-Parliamentary Speaker Isa Gambar, who transferred to the party from the Popular Front. The party was announced as the successor to the Musavat party of the early 1900s -- a political force that led Azerbaijan during the country's brief period of independence from 1918-20. Musavat is one of the leading opposition parties and is known for its member base of intellectuals. The party claimed victory in the 2000 parliamentary and 2003 presidential elections, but was severely weakened after the opposition crackdown that followed President Ilham Aliyev's October 2003 election.