Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. S.Ilhamgizi / Democratic Party of Azerbaijan (DPA) proposes to hold referendum to make changes in the Constitution simultaneously with the upcoming presidential elections 2008. The decision was made during the session of DPA Supreme Assembly on 22 October.
The changes should be injected in order to prevent the exaggerated powers of executive wing of the Authorities - the President Administration over the other branches of the Authorities. Constitutional changes should also include changes in election system. The majority election system should be cancelled and the proportional election committee should be restored. DPA also proposed to increase the number of MPs from 125 to 250.
The Supreme Assembly of the party has developed and would submit the project of changes to the Azerbaijani Government.
DPA will define the candidature for the presidential post during the next meeting.
DPA was founded by Sardar Jalaloglu in 1991.