Azerbaijan, Baku, 18 January / Trend corr. S.Ilhamgizi / Zardusht Alizade, the Azerbaijani political scientist, believes that the Azerbaijani Musavat opposition party will be participating in the forthcoming presidential election by order of the State.
The presidential elections will be held in Azerbaijan on15 October 2008.
Parties from the opposition, Musavat, Umid and the Great Establishment Parties, discussed the participations in the forthcoming presidential election in the country. Alizadeh believes that the opposition, including Musavat, has no chance of winning the elections even through a democratic election. By participating in the approaching presidential election Musavat needs to gain some privileges. The decision to take part in the parliamentary elections after the parliamentary elections in 2005, the party demonstrated that it recognized its illegal elections and its results. The signing of the election results by Musavat and Central Election Commission proves that the Party recognized the presence of illegal action during the election process. "Musavat began playing State games after the presidential election in 2003. Therefore, I do not believe in the Party's false 'heroism'," Alizadeh noted.
Musavat believes that the participation and non-participation of the party at the upcoming presidential elections will cause problems. Sulhaddin Akpar, the chairman of the Supreme Assembly of the party, stated to Trend that the participation of Musavat at the parliamentary election in 2005 did not mean that the Party acknowledged its results. Akpar said that the opposition would gain nothing by boycotting the elections. Therefore, the Party made a decision to participate in the elections. "No important decisions may be undertaken without the approval of the Supreme Assembly of the party. The decision to participate at the forthcoming presidential election was made by the Supreme Assembly and unanimously approved by its members. The statement that Musavat is participating in the presidential elections through an order by the State is unfounded," Akpar said.
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.
Alizade was the co-chairman of the Social-Democratic Party of Azerbaijan.