Azerbaijan, Baku, 25 January / Trend corr. G.Jabiyev / The ruling New Azerbaijan party publicized the financial statement for 2007 during the meeting of the party composition of management. The party reported to Trend that the remittances of the party collected from the membership fees made up AZN 1,786,182 in 2007. About AZN 594.875was spent on pay of wages of workers engaged in the Executive Secretariat and regional organizations. Some AZN 116,000 was spent on financing of the Dialogue of civilizations: role of political party international conference and AZN 114,000 - events in connection with the 15th anniversary of party.
About AZN 68,000 was allocated on communal, hosting and telephone communications, as well as AZN 78,342 - on beneficent aids. The rest funds were spent on the implementation of party vents and other expenditures of the party.
The party paid the income tax in the amount of AZN 54, 426 and AZN 133,333 was transferred on the account of the State Social Protection Fund in 2007.
About 36,754 people joined the party for the mentioned period. The number of members of the party reaches 436, 539 people.
The number of youth members of the party increased as compared to the previous years. In 2007, about 52.9% of new members of the party were young persons.
The working plan of the composition of management of the party was approved and the plans in connection with the 85th anniversary of birth of Heydar Aliyev were considered during the meeting.
The New Azerbaijan Party is the ruling political party in Azerbaijan. It was formed by Heydar Aliyev in 1993 who led it until his retirement and death in 2003. It is now led by his son, Ilham Aliyev. At the elections, the party won 62.3 % of the popular vote and 75 out of 125 seats. Its candidate Ilham Aliyev was reported by the government to have won 80 % of the popular vote in the 15 October 2003 presidential elections, which faced criticism of vote-rigging from groups such as Human Rights Watch. At the parliamentary elections of 6 November 2005, it won 56 out of 125 seats.