Azerbaijani Opposition Center to Hold Demonstration with a Challenge of Implementing Radical Reforms in Army
Azerbaijan, Baku, 29 March /corr. Trend J.Babayeva /Azerbaijani Center 'Democratic Elections' plans to hold a demonstration in the central part of Baku on the day of signing ceasefire agreement between Azerbaijan and Armenia, the Chairman of Azadlyg Party, represented in the Center, Ahmed Oruj, reported to Trend .
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries appeared in 1988 due to Armenian territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenia has occupied 20% of the Azerbaijani lands including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and its seven surrounding districts. Since 1992 to the present time, these territories have been under Armenian occupation. In 1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a cease-fire agreement at which time the active hostilities ended. The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group ( Russia, France and USA) are holding peaceful negotiations.
On 30 January, nine opposition parties - Azerbaijan Classic Popular Front Party, Azadlyg Party, National-Democratic Party, Open Society Party, Great Azerbaijan Party, Azerbaijan Unified Popular Front Party, Takamul Party, Great Establishment Party, Green Party of Azerbaijan made a decision to establish a Center 'Democratic Elections'.
According to Oruj, the demonstration will call on implementing radical reforms in Azerbaijani army and abandon obligations on peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
"The Center calls on all political organizations of Azerbaijan to join the demonstration," Oruj said.
According to him, if Baku Executive Power suggests outskirts to hold the demonstration, the Center will refuse to hold the demonstration.
Oruj said that the demonstration will not take place in a massive scale because yet the society passively approaches mass demonstrations. He did not highlight the exact number of the participants.