Azerbaijan, Baku, 15 January / Trend corr. I.Alizadeh / A range of Azerbaijani opposition parties may boycott the upcoming presidential election if no changes made to the current situation.
"The Azerbaijani opposition parties are not ready to participate at the presidential elections. The current situation amongst the opposition parties is not optimistic," Rauf Arifoglu, a member of the Musavat party and chief editor of the Yeni Musavat party, stated to Trend on 15 January.
The presidential election will be held in Azerbaijan on 15 October 2008.
A split amongst the opposition parties of the country has been observed. "The Opposition is not ready to attend the upcoming presidential elections in the country. The opposition parties were late to their preparations for the impeding presidential election. The only way of the opposition is to boycott the approaching elections if no measures are taken. There is no opposition party which can really stand against the Authorities during the upcoming presidential election in Azerbaijan," Arifoglu added.
There is no leader in the opposition camp.
The opposition party Musavat was founded in 1992. Isa Gambar, the present Chairman of the Party was the Ex-Speaker of the Azerbaijani Parliament (Milli Majlis) in 1992-1993 and the candidate nominated to the Presidential elections held in the country in 2003. Five MPs represents the Party in the Parliament of the Country.