New Centre of Azerbaijani Opposition Will not Become Unity of Candidates to Presidential Position

Politics Materials 19 February 2008 17:08 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, 19 February / Trend corr. J.Babayeva / The Centre of 'Democratic Elections' opposition parties of Azerbaijan will not become an unity of candidates to the presidential position, Ahmad Oruj, Chairman of Azadlig party, represented in the centre, stated to Trend on 19 February.

In December 2007, over 18 opposition parties of Azerbaijan signed an agreement on cooperation. The parties are Communist Popular Front, Social-Democratic, Civil Solidarity, Great Establishment, Azadlig, National Democracy, Adalat, Umid, and political movement Way of Azerbaijan, as well as eight parties joined in the Our Azerbaijan bloc. The organization made a decision to establish the Centre of 'Democratic Elections' on 30 January.

The Great Establishment and Green parties, represented in the centre, have already made the decision to participate in the upcoming presidential elections with their own candidates.

Oruj stated that no conditions were put on organizations represented in the centre.

"Parties represented in the centre reached an agreement on a range of issues. The agreed issues concern common position on changes to the Election Code and change of pre-election situation in the country. Parties may express different opinions on other issues," he said.

Oruj believes that the decision made by several parties represented in the Centre of Democratic Elections to participate in the approaching presidential elections with their candidates cannot cause dissatisfaction within the centre.