Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. S.Ilhamgizi / The former State Secretary and leader of the Azerbaijani opposition Liberal Party (LP), Lala Shovkat, proposes to abolish the presidential institution and establish the Parliamentary Republic.
"The Presidential rgoverning does not justified itself in Azerbaijan," the opposition leader said.
All leading opposition parties of Azerbaijan including LP have been taking part at the presidential elections in Azerbaijan since1993.
Shovkat proposes to hold the constitutional reforms, abolish Presidential Institution increase parliamentary power, as well as to appoint Prime Minister the person who gets vote majority at parliamentary elections.
Shovkat said these proposals have been included into her programs.
Commenting the proposal by Shovkat the independent lawyer, Rashid Hajili, said that Azerbaijan was not ready to become the Parliamentary Republic. According to Hajili, it is necessary to establish mixed system of governing, presidential and parliamentary systems. "Such a system exists in Turkey and France. The power of the President should be limited and empower the Parliament to form and dismiss the government," Hajili said. The candidate elected by population will be able to control both the government and population, Hajili added.
The ruling New Azerbaijan party considers that the proposal by Shovkat cannot be used in Azerbaijan. The Presidential Institution is more acceptable in Azerbaijan. The deputy Executive Director of the party, Mubariz Gurbanli, said that the Presidential Institution has proved itself in Azerbaijan. "The Presidential governing provides flexible ruling of the country and reforms. The Parliamentary Republic is a good state structure but not acceptable for Azerbaijan in present, Gurbanli added.
During the latest referendum the Azerbaijani population voted for Presidential Institution on 12 November 1995.
The Presidential Institution exists in 120 countries. Azerbaijan became Presidential Institution after gaining independence in 1991.