Azerbaijani Opposition Party Blames it Colleagues
Azerbaijan, Baku, 14 June / Trend corr. E.Babayev / The opposition Democratic Party of Azerbaijan (DPA) connected failure to unite opposition parties with subjective factors. "The policy is contaminated in Azerbaijan. Some of the current opposition leaders are corrupted, some are intimidated and some made serious mistakes. Therefore, unification is failed," Gurban Mammadov, a member of the Supreme Council of DPA, told Trend .
Azerbaijan will host the presidential elections on 15 October. Musavat party has already nominated its Chairman Isa Gambar, Azerbaijan Democratic Party - Sardar Jalaloglu and the Greens Party nominated Mais Gulaliyev. The head of the public forum Eldar Namazov stands for presidency as an independent candidate. The governing New Azerbaijan Party (NAP) will nominate country's current President Ilam Aliyev. Bloc Azadlig uniting three opposition parties (Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan, Citizen and Development Party, Liberal Party) intends to boycott the elections.
Mamadov said that the inability to unite opposition parties would stand obstacle for them to reach the essential results in the upcoming elections.
Azadlig bloc considers that incoodination amongst opposition parties is connetceted with objective reasons. "The differences happened amongst the opposition parties after the parlaimentary elections 2005. In fact, the opposition parties, which hold consecutive policy and carry out real struggle against the authorities, united in Azadlig bloc. The parties, which want to participate in the elections, but see that they would lose the elections, also united," Aliyev, the co-chairman of Azadlig said.
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 relations 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
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