State Could Finance Political Parties Represented in Parliament: Azerbaijani Presidential Administration
Azerbaijan, Baku, 28 July / Trend corr. S.Agayeva/ The Azerbaijani State could finance the parties represented in the Parliament.
"Azerbaijan could use the experience of Turkey, where the State finances only the parties represented in the Parliament," Head of Political Analysis and Information Department at the Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Elnur Aslanov said.
"That is a complicated but interesting issue. All problems regarding financing of parties by the State must be analyzed," he said to Trend on 28 July.
"Several countries practice financing of parties represented in the parliament and several countries do not. So, there are different approaches and each position has its positive and negative features. From national standpoint, the principle of economic opportunities and forming political culture in Azerbaijan must be used as a basis," he said.
There are 52 political parties registered in Azerbaijan, with 12 of them represented in the Parliament.
"Azerbaijan is intensively developing. We are becoming an economically and politically strong area, where ideals of democratic consolidation are parallel to our economic development. That enables establishment of a new political area, in which parties and pubic organizations play an important role in the life of society," said Aslanov. A citizen must understand what the force expecting to receive his vote at elections offers. The Law on Political Parties which was passed in 1992 may be reconsidered taking into consideration traditions and practice of developed countries, he said.
According to Aslanov, the Law requires revision and changes. At the same time, it must promote formation of new political culture in Azerbaijan, where political organizations act as integrators of social and political development.
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