Azerbaijani Opposition Bloc May Change its Decision Regarding Presidential Elections
Azerbaijan, Baku, 30 June / Trend corr. J.Babayeva / The differences occurred within the opposition bloc 'Our Azerbaijan' regarding the presidential elections. Vugar Beyturan, Chairman of the bloc, told Trend that the decision of the Council of Chairmen was final and it would support the candidature of Eldar Namazov, a candidate from the Public Forum for the name of Azerbaijan.
Our Azerbaijan bloc was founded during the presidential elections 2003 to support the candidature of Isa Gambar, Head of the Musavat party. Later, Musavat separated from the bloc. The Council of Chairmen took a decision to support Namazov's candidature in the next presidential elections. Azerbaijan will host the presidential elections in October 2008. The Fedainov party, represented in the bloc, separated from the bloc as bloc's choice did not reflect party's position.
According to Beyturan, the next meeting of the Assembly will be held in order to inform other parties about Council's decision. "Council's decision is not expected and cannot be changed during the meeting," Beyturan said.
Hasan Hasanov, Chairman of the Assembly of Our Azerbaijan, told Trend that the Council's decision would be discussed in the meeting of Assembly soon. "However, initially, we will meet with Namazov. If Namazov will refuse from joint discussions with people, who support his candidature, then I will oppose to nominate his candidature," Hasanov said.
According to Hasanov, there was not a common agreement to support Namazov's candidature. "NPO representatives and intellectuals represented in the Assembly are not interested to support Namazov's candidature," Hasanov stated.
Hasanov does not satisfy with Namazov's attitude towards the bloc.
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