Ruling New Azerbaijan Party Believes Changes to Constitution to be Possible
Azerbaijan, Baku, 21 July/ Trend , corr E. Babayev/ The ruling New Azerbaijan Party (NAP) has stated that the changes to the article (101.5) of the Constitution of Azerbaijan banning one person being elected president for more than two terms, depends on the will of the people. "If people shows will openly, the further actions will conform to this will," Ali Ahmadov, the deputy chairman and executive secretary of NAP said.
The president in Azerbaijan is elected for five-year term. According to Constitution, no one can be elected president for more than two terms. The chairman of NAP Ilham Aliyev was elected President in 2003. If he is elected President in October 2008, his term will end in 2013. Some MP raised the issue of changes to the article, banning a president to be elected for more than two terms.
According to Ahmadov, at present, the main focus of attention is the conduct of the next presidential elections on the high level. "We will think about 2013 when it is time and we will adopt the right decision," Ahmadov said and added that every law and Constitution as well is adopted by the people. The key law is the will and willingness of a nation," he said.
NAP was established by the chairman of the Supreme Majlis of Nakhchivan Heydar Aliyev in 1992. The current President Ilham Aliyev is the chairman of the Party which has been ruling for already 14 years.
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