Resignation of Government Called For in Azerbaijan Parliament
Azerbaijan, Baku, 14 March /corr. Trend I.Alizade / The Group of MPs 'Musavat', which represents the opposition in Azerbaijan Parliament, requires that the Government (Cabinet of Ministers) should resign.
"The only way to improve the activities of the Government is for the resignation of the Cabinet of Ministers," said the member of Group of MPs 'Musavat', Panah Huseyin at the meeting of the Parliament.
On 14 March the Government of Azerbaijan made a report at the Parliament with regards to the socio-economic development in 2007.
Huseyin sharply criticized the report provided by the Prime Minister of Azerbaijan, Artur Rasizade.
"Today the Parliament is discussing the issue of trust in the Government. I think that there are no grounds for trust in the Government. In 2007 the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh territory of Azerbaijan was not released. No steps were taken to resolve the socio-economic problems. The social situation of the underprivileged society, pensioners and disabled people became worse as compared to 2006. In 2007 the quality of life decreased. In 2008 the situation was further worsened. The number described with regards to the newly-created jobs does not correspond to reality. Therefore, the current Government should resign and the Cabinet of Ministers should be re-formed," the MP said.
In reply, the Chairman of Azerbaijan Parliament, Oktay Asadov, said that opposition cannot positively assess the work done in Azerbaijan. "I consider that this year, a serious approach will be demonstrated to review the Government's activities, but the opposition did not change its image and still sees everything in gloomy tones," he added. '
Another opposition member MP, Fazil Gazanfaroglu, said that changes should be made to the items of trust on the Government in the Constitution because even if Parliament does not trust the Government and President does not approve it, the Government will continue its activities.