Azerbaijani Ruling Party Begins Preparations for Presidential Election
Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. G.Jabiyev / The ruling New Azerbaijan Party (NAP) started preparation work on the threshold of the presidential election in Azerbaijan.
The Deputy Executive Secretary of NAP Mubariz Gurbanli stated to Trend agency that the party has already defined all directions of the election process.
The presidential election in Azerbaijan is scheduled for 15 October 2008. NAP stated that the party would nominate the candidature for the presidential post of the current President Ilham Aliyev.
The Azadlig bloc, which unites opposition parties Popular Front, Liberal, Citizen and Development, stated that the bloc would boycott the upcoming election if no changes were made in the composition of election commissions.
According to Gurbanli, the ruling party implemented an analysis of previous errors made during the previous elections held in the country. "NAR will implement preparations to the election campaign in compliance with the election program. The key factor which can provide a successful election campaign at the upcoming presidential election is the existence of respect and power of the party's candidate among Azerbaijani voters," Gurbanli said.
One of the main directions of the party is to hold a meeting on the threshold of the election where the candidature from the party officially is to be approved.
NAP was founded in Nakhchivan in 1992. The All-Nation Leader, late Ex-President Heydar Aliyev was the first Chairman of the Party. President Ilham Aliyev is the present Chairman of the Party, which has been ruling for 14 years.