Amongst all candidates Present Azerbaijani President has Most Prospects – Azerbaijani Opposition Party Chairman
Azerbaijan, Baku, 21 January / Trend corr. S.Ilhamgizi / MP Sabir Rustamkhanli, chairman of the opposition Civil Solidarity Party (CSP), believes that the participation of the highest number of candidates from the opposition party during the upcoming presidential elections will increase the Government's prospects.
"I believe that, amongst the other candidates, the current President of Azerbaijan has the most prospects for the presidential post in the country," Rustamkhanli stated to Trend.
The presidential elections will be held in Azerbaijan on 15 October 2008. The opposition parties, Civil Solidarity, Musavat, Umid and Great Establishment made a decision to take part in the upcoming presidential election.
The ruling New Azerbaijan Party nominated the current President Ilham Aliyev as a candidate.
According to Rustamkhanli, non-participation of the Azerbaijani opposition of a candidate, as well as attempts by the government and foreign forces to split the opposition, lowers the chances of the opposition during the forthcoming residential elections in the country.
Rustamkhanli considers that the opposition candidates have little prospect of winning the presidential elections independently. However, the party made the decision to participate at the elections.
CSP was founded by a group of intellectuals under the leadership of one of the leaders of the National Liberation Movement of Azerbaijan, Rustamkhanli on 26 September 1992.