Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. S.Ilhamgizi/ The special tenth meeting of the Azerbaijani National Independent Party (ANIP) will be held in April and May 2008, Ali Orujev, ANIP's press secretary said on 7 January.
The ANIP chairman Ayaz Rustamov submitted his resignation. The party is to hold a meeting in order to elect a new chairman.
According to Orujev, ANIP Political Council was planning to hold a meeting by 25 January in order to call the Central Council. The Central Council in turn must hold its meeting within 45 days.
There is no concrete candidate for the post of chairman yet.
ANIP was the first party to receive registration in Azerbaijan in 1992. Etibar Mammadov was the founder and chairman of the party to 2004. Presently, Mammadov is the deputy chairman of the International Democratic Alliance.