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Chairman of Azerbaijan Classic Popular Front Party Considers Absurd the Proposals to Form Election Commission from Five Parties

Politics Materials 25 October 2007 20:02
Chairman of   Azerbaijan Classic Popular Front Party Considers Absurd the Proposals to Form Election Commission from Five Parties

Azerbaijan, Baku /corr. Trend I.Alizade / Azerbaijan Classic Popular Front Party (ACPFP) considers absurd the proposals to form the elections commissions from the representatives of five political parties in Azerbaijan, said the Chairman of ACPFP, Mirmahmud Miralioglu, on 25 October.

"Despite what parties are implied, it is impossible to form the election commissions with the participation of the representatives of five parties. I consider clever politicians the heads of these parties and do not believe that they make such proposals," Miralioglu said.

According to him, it is important for the opposition to come to a single position on improvement of the electoral legislation and formation of the commissions. Azadlyg bloc considers that the results of 2005 parliamentary elections should be taken into consideration in forming the election commissions. According to the bloc's proposals, the election commissions should be formed from the representatives of the parties who gained at least 1.5% of the votes in 2005 parliamentary elections. Firstly the commissions should be formed from the representatives of five parties - Liberal Party, Popular Front Party, Democratic Party, Musavat Party and New Azerbaijan Party. According to the second variant, the commissions should be formed from six parties, including Liberal Party, Popular Front Party, Democratic Party, Musavat Party, New Azerbaijan Party and Civil Solidarity Party.

The Co-chair of Azadlyg bloc, Chairman of Citizen and Development Party, Ali Aliyev, said that their proposals contain several issues that are in need of specification. Solution should be found to the issue of participation of New Policy Party, represented in the bloc and Azerbaijan National Independence Party in the election commissions.

"Azadlyg bloc will hold consultations with Musavat Party. The Democratic Party has been informed of our proposals. The bloc has not discussed its proposals with other parties and does not consider it necessary because other parties did not participate in the parliamentary elections as organizations," Aliyev added.

On 25 October the representatives of Classic Popular Front Party, National Democracy Party, Musavat Party, National Independence Party, Open Society Party, 'Umid' Party, 'Azadlyg' Party, Turkic-National Party and Free Azerbaijan Party came together in ACPFP Office and reached an agreement to demonstrate a single position on improvement of the electoral legislation. Adalat Party, Great Establishment Party and Khalg Party joined this decision as well.

Aliyev added that Azadlyg bloc does not consider it important to attend such meetings. "We oppose to hold meeting for show. It needs to get involved in real issues, but not populism," he said.

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