Opposition’s Chances Less than that of Governing Party’s Candidate – Opposition Leader
Azerbaijan, Baku, 7 March / Trend corr G. Jabiyev/ The opposition Civil Solidarity Party of Azerbaijan (CSP) said in a statement that the governing party's candidate has more changes to win the presidential elections.
"The opposition of Azerbaijan does not have a leader with more chances than the governing party's candidate Ilham Aliyev has," the Chair of the CSP Sabir Rustamkhanli said to journalist on 7 March.
Azerbaijan will hold the presidential elections in October this year. The governing New Azerbaijan Party (NAP) will nominate its current Chair - President Ilham Aliyev for the coming elections. Musavat will nominate its Chair Isa Gambar and Azerbaijan Democratic Party (ADP) - its Chair Sardar Jalaloglu.
Rustamkhanli said CSP will define its position on elections only after the changes in the Election Code are divulged. He said the party may support the NAP candidate Ilham Aliyev.
The CSP was formed by a leader of the Azerbaijan National Liberation Movement in 1992. The party took part in the parliamentary elections of 1995, 2000, 2005, and presidential elections of 2003, municipal elections of 1999 and 2004. Azerbaijan national poet, MP Sabir Rustamkhanly, was Azerbaijani Press and Information Minister from 1991 to 1995 and fought for the post of President in 2003.