Establishment of New Political Party in Azerbaijan Temporarily Suspended
Azerbaijan, Baku, 29 July / Trend corr. E.Babayev/ Establishment of a new political party in Azerbaijan was temporary suspended. "Several members of the Organizing Committee are outside of Baku at the moment. Therefore, the process has been temporarily suspended," a member of the organizing committee, which is intended to establish the new party and includes 11 people, Aydin Guliyev said to Trend on 29 July.
Previously, A.Guliyev was the secretary of the opposition Azerbaijan Democratic Party (ADP) headed by Azerbaijan's ex-speaker Rasul Guliyev, and was a member of the Supreme Assembly of the party. At the beginning of last year, R.Guliyev and his supporters split from ADP and established the Open Society Party (OSP). A.Guliyev was an advisor of the OSP leader Rasul Guliyev. In September, 2007, he retired and left the party.
A.Guliyev said the key issue of discussion at the moment is the name of the new party. "We are considering three names. Members of the organizing committee are outside of Baku and we have made a break. Probably, at the end of August we will resume the discussions to determine the name," said A.Guliyev.
According to A.Guliyev, establishment of the party will be announced on 15 October - on the day of presidential elections. However, he did not rule out that the date may be postponed. "That will depend on the progress of the work," he said.
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