New Bloc to be Established for Presidential Candidate from Azerbaijani Opposition Party
Azerbaijan, Baku / Тrend corr E. Huseynli / A new political bloc will be established for the presidential candidate from opposition Musavat party. "A range of political and public organizations is likely to establish a bloc for the presidential candidate from Musavat party Isa Gambar," the head of the party's administration Arif Hajili said to journalists on 23 November.
Musavat decided to take part in the presidential elections to be held in Azerbaijan in October 2008 and nominated Gambar.
On the threshold of the presidential elections of 2003, the political organizations supporting Gambar established the Our Azerbaijan bloc. After Gambar lost the elections his supporters left the bloc.
According to Hajili, establishment of the new bloc will begin next year. The party intends to take part in the elections without any terms.
Opposition Musavat party was founded at the beginning of 1992. Its leader, Isa Gambar, was the speaker of Azerbaijani Parliament from 1992 to 1993. In 2003, he ran for presidency. The party is represented by 5 MPs in the Parliament.