Negotiations between Musavat and Popular Front Parties Concerning Election Code is Separatist Aspiration – Democratic Party’s Chairman
Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. S. Ilhamgizi / Sardar Jalaloglu, the Chairman of the Democratic Party of Azerbaijan (DPA) appreciated the negotiations between the Musavat Party and the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (PFPA) regarding the Election Code of Azerbaijan as a separatist aspiration.
The meeting will be held to improve the Election Code of Azerbaijan by the joined organization of the Government and the Council of Europe's Venice Commission with participation of political parties in Baku on 9 November. Each Azerbaijani opposition party developed a project of proposals to introduce changes to the Election Code.
The Consultative Council unites six oppositional organizations in the Public Forum for Azerbaijan, including the Democratic Party of Azerbaijan (DPA), the Social Democratic Party of Azerbaijan (SDPA), the Azerbaijani National Independent Party (ANIP), the Musavat and Tereggi jointly with the participation of the Azadlig party commenced to develop the joint proposal documents.
The bilateral meeting was held between Musavat and PFPA on 23 October. The representatives of the parties made the decision to generalize their proposals regarding the Election Code.
Touching upon the issue, Jalaloglu said that even Musavat is to hold bilateral and multilateral negotiations with PFPA or the Musavat would support the general project of proposals developed by the Consultative Council. "I believe there will not be positive results from the negotiations held between Musavat and PFPA," Jalaloglu said.
According to Jalaloglu, the aim of the Musavat party is to study the positions and future steps of the PFPA.
The project of proposals concerning changes to the Election Code developed by the Consultative Council will reveal the positions of many parties. Once Musavat together with PFPA develop their own proposals and submit them during the meeting scheduled for 9 November then such behavior would be appreciated as separatist aspiration among the opposition.
The Azadlig bloc was founded before the 2005 parliamentary elections by the DPA, PFPA, and Musavat. The bloc did not accept the results of the election due to falsification.