Azerbaijan, Baku, 17 January / Trend corr. S.Ilhamgizi / The Democratic Party of Azerbaijan (DPA) will not support Rasul Guliyev, the former leader of DPA, during the forthcoming presidential elections. "The highly unlikely issue now is the support of Guliyev at the approaching presidential election," Sardar Jalaloglu, DPA chairman said to Trend.
Guliyev was a candidate for the presidential post in 2003. However, he later withdrew his candidature in favor of Isa Gambar, the leader of the Musavat party.
Jalaloglu stated that DPA members do not demonstrate interest in cooperation with Guliyev's party. According to Jalaloglu, Guliyev's party and his supporters could not take their place among public. "Therefore, the cooperation with Rasul and his party is not real for us," Jalaloglu noted.
The Open Society Party (OSP) headed by Guliyev also considers the support of the candidate from DPA at the presidential election to be impossible. Akif Shahbazov, OSP chairman, stated to Trend that the party would not support another candidate at the election. OSP Charter envisages that the leader of party becomes the candidate for the presidential post. "Guliyev supported the candidate from the Musavat party during the presidential election 2003. Guliyev will not compromise during the upcoming presidential election," Shahbazov said. The current DPA chairman and his supporters stood against Guliyev and Shahbazov believes impossible the cooperation of the party with Guliyev.
DPA was founded by Sardar Jalaloglu in 1991. The party adhered to the radical opposition position to January 2007. Later, DPA established a new dialogue with the Authorities.