Azerbaijani Musavat Party Hope Parliament will Consider Opposition Proposals on Changing Election Code
Azerbaijan, Baku, 10 April / Trend corr. I.Alizade / The Azerbaijani opposition Musavat party hopes that the Parliament will take into consideration the proposals of the opposition on certain changes in the Election Code and Bill on Freedom of Assembly. "No discussions on the issue have been held in the Parliament yet. Therefore, probably, the proposals on supplements and amendments in Election Code and Bill on Freedom of Assembly will be taken into consideration," Isa Gambar, Musavat head, stated to Trend .
The election commissions of Azerbaijan are formed from representatives of majorities, minorities and neutral MPs in Parliament. Central Election Commissions unites 18 members. Opposition parties demand that the election commissions should be formed with participation of state and opposition representatives on parity basis.
The Venice Commission also proposed to change the composition of election commissions.
The changes in the Bill envisage prohibition of staging rallies before the executive bodies in cities. But, the opposition opposes such a change.
The amendments and supplements in the Election Code and Bill on Freedom of Assembly were submitted to the Parliament.
Opposition party Musavat was founded in 1992. Isa Gambar, the present Chairman of the Party was the Ex-Speaker of the Azerbaijani Parliament (Milli Majlis) in 1992-1993 and a candidate nominated for the Presidential elections held in the country in 2003. Five MPs represents the Party in Parliament of the Country.
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