Possibilities to Unite Opposition have Exhausted in Azerbaijan – Party Chairman
Azerbaijan, Baku, 17 March / Trend corr. G.Jabiyev / The Democratic Party of Azerbaijan (DPA) stated that all the possibilities to unite opposition, with regard to upcoming presidential elections, have exhausted.
"There is no ground for unification of opposition because of the serious differences prevailing within the parties," Sardar Jalaloglu, DPA chairman, stated to Trend .
In autumn 2008,the presidential elections will be held in Azerbaijan.
Jalaloglu said the attempts to unite and participate with one candidate have failed. "We cannot gather harvest by sowing seeds on asphalt. We need to sow seeds on favorable ground," Jalaloglu said.
Jalaloglu does not believe in the unification of DPA and Musavat, each of them have nominated their own candidates for the presidential post. "Before nominating our candidature, I examined the situation. I met with the opposition party chairmen, but did not get the pertinent results. Now, why I should unite with others afterwards."
DPA was founded by Jalaloglu in 1991. The party took a radical position against the Government until 2007. In January 2007, the party took a new political course and improved relationships with the authorities. Protesting against such an action, Rasul Guliyev- the ex-chairman and his supporters left the party and founded the Open Society party