Left Political Powers of Azerbaijan Accuse Each Other
Azerbaijan, Baku, 14 January/corr. Trend S. Ilhamgizi/ Araz Alizadeh, the co-chairman of the Socio-Democratic Party of Azerbaijan thinks that the bloc that the left parties of the country plan to establish has no prospects.
Rustam Shahsuvarov, the chairman of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan reported to Trend last week that in order to make the left powers politically more active, a Coordinating Council, a new union of the left parties is being established. In its early days the new union will include five political organizations such as the Communist Party of Azerbaijan, the Communist Party of Azerbaijan based on Marxism-Leninism, the new generation Communist Party of Azerbaijan and the Club of Che Gevera's Fans youth organization.
According to Shahsuvarov, in its early days the Coordinating Council will function as the centre of cooperation, but later it will transform into a political bloc.
According to Alizadeh, the Socio-Democratic Party of Azerbaijan will not join any bloc, since cooperation of political parties within such unities do not last long. The collapse of the Socialist Azerbaijan bloc in 1998 can serve as a striking example.
According to Alizadeh, the communist parties represented in the new bloc are in a poor situation. "The existence of several communist parties is nonsense. Let them unite first and then form an alliance," Alizadeh said.
Samir Vezirov, the head of the Che Gevera's Fans youth organization said to Trend that he supports SDPA's joining the new bloc.
"If SDPA functioned at the required level and dealt with important affairs, the left powers of Azerbaijan would have demonstrated their power earlier and the rights of the working people would not have been violated," Vezirov said.
He called Alizadeh's statements about the bloc unfounded and said that is wrong to forecast the activities of any organization.