Azerbaijani Pro-Governmental Party Likely to Nominate its Candidature in Presidential Elections
Azerbaijan, Baku, 19 June / corr. Trend E.Babayev / The pro-government Alliance for Azerbaijan Party (AAP) can nominate its presidential candidate in the elections. "I might nominate my candidature in the elections," Abutalib Samedov, chairman of the AAP, told Trend on 19 June.
The presidential elections will be held in Azerbaijan on 15 October. The Musavat Party nominated Isa Gambar, the Azerbaijani Democratic Party (ADP) - Sardar Jaliloglu and the Green Party - Mais Gulaliyev, and the Azerbaijani Unified Popular Front Party - Gudrat Hasanguliyev. Eldar Namazov, the head of Social Forum of 'For Azerbaijan' will participate independently in the elections. The ruling New Azerbaijan Party, intends to nominate Ilham Aliyev, its chairman and the current Azerbaijani President. Ana Veten and the Social Prosperity Party decided to support Aliyev's candidature in the elections. Azadlig bloc, uniting three oppositional parties (the Popular Front, the Civil Development and the Liberal party), intends to boycott the elections.
According to Samedov, the date of the AAP's conference is still to be defined "Probably, the conference will be held in mid-July. A final decision on the elections will be taken at the conference and nomination of my candidature is not ruled out," he said.
Samedov established the AAP, which supports the policy of the authorities. Samedov withdrew his candidature in favor of Aliyev during the presidential elections held in 2003.
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