Azerbaijan, Baku, 25 January / corr. Trend G. Jabiyev / The elections for the two vacancies in Azerbaijani parliament can be held next year. Natig Mammadov, the secretary of the Central Election Commission of Azerbaijan said Trend.
According to Mammadov, due to the presidential elections fixed for October, the repeated parliamentary elections do not fit this timetable and it is impossible to hold them in 2008.
The regular presidential elections will be held in Azerbaijan on October 2008. The last parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan were held on November 2005. Lala Shovket, the candidate elected from the election district 17 of the Yasamal district of Baku and the leader of the Azerbaijani Liberal Party resigned her mandate. The other seat was Husein Abdullaev's seat who was elected from the election district 25 of the Nizami district of Baku. His mandate was liquidated due to the incident between Abdullaev and other MP Fazail Agamali.
According to Mammadov, four months have been allocated for the preparation to the elections in the current legislation. Therefore it is impossible to hold elections for the vacant seats in 2008.
"The President will fix the data of the elections," Mammadov said.