Azerbaijani Oppositional Party to Reconsider Its Decision on Participation in Elections

Azerbaijan, Baku, 17 July / corr. Trend E.Babayev / The oppositional Civil Solidarity Party (CSP) of Azerbaijan will re-consider its decision on participation in the coming presidential elections. "A meeting of the CSP Supreme Assembly will be held on 27 July and decision on participation in the elections with own candidate, which was made at the last congress of the party, will be discussed again," MP Sabir Rustamkhanli, the chairman of the CSP, told Trend on 17 July.

The Presidential elections in Azerbaijan will take place on 15 October. The Central Elections Commission (CEC) will officially start the election campaign and announce an exact date of the elections at the end of July.

Rustamkhanli said that he has always supported participation in the elections. "However, at present, there is little hope to hold democratic elections and terms of equal struggle are lessened. All these issues will be comprehensively discussed at the Supreme Assembly and the form of participation in the elections depend on Assembly's decision," Rustamkhanli said.

The CSP was formed by Sabir Rustamkhanli, one of leaders of the Azerbaijan National Liberation Movement on 26 September in 1992. The party took part in the parliamentary elections of 1995, 2000, 2005, and presidential elections of 2003, municipal elections of 1999, 2004. Azerbaijan national poet, MP Sabir Rustamkhanli, was Azerbaijani Press and Information Minister from 1991 to 1995 and ran for presidency in 2003.

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