Azerbaijani Oppositional Party Calls on Azadlig Bloc Activists to Vote for it
Azerbaijan, Baku, 21 June / corr. Trend E.Babayev / The oppositional Musavat party urges activists of Azadlig bloc to vote for its candidate in the presidential elections. "We believe if we participate in the elections, activists if Azadlig bloc will vote for the Musavat candidate," Habil Huseynli, deputy chairman of Musavat, told journalists on 21 June.
The presidential elections in Azerbaijan will be held on 15 October 2008. The chairman of the Musavat party Isa Gambar, chairman of Azerbaijan Democratic Party Sardar Jalaloglu, chairman of the Green Party Mais Gulaliyev and chairman of the public forum For Azerbaijan Eldar Namazov have decided to participate in the presidential elections. Several days ago, political scientist Eldar Namazov stated that he would run for presidency independently. At its meeting, to take place in near future, Governing New Azerbaijan Party (NAP) will nominate country's current President Ilam Aliyev. The Azadlig bloc, which unites three opposition parties -Popular Front party, Citizen and Development party and Liberal party, will boycott the presidential elections.
Azadlig bloc, uniting three oppositional parties (the Popular Front, the Civil Development and the Liberal party), stated that they would boycott the elections.
According to Huseynli, activists of Azadlig bloc announced that they support participation in the elections. The Musavat activist thinks that opposition cannot boycott the elections in current condition because opinions on participation in the elections are different.
Local organizations of Musavat have begun to discuss the participation in the elections. The discussions will end by 15 July and the party will adopt a final decision at the meeting of Musavat's Majlis.
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