Azerbaijan, Baku, 2 August / Trend corr. J.Babayeva/ A meeting of Supreme Council of the Azerbaijan Democratic Party (ADP) on 2 August decided not to participate in any form in the presidential elections to take place in the country on 15 October, Deputy Chairman of the ADP Taliat Aliyev said to Trend .
Aliyev said the decision was caused by recent amendments in country's Election Code, as well as by inactivity of voters at elections.
Right-wing ADP was founded by Sardar Jalaloglu in1991. By January 2007 the party was sticking to an oppositional position towards the authorities. In January 2007, the party took a new political course envisaging dialogue with the authorities. Rasul Guliyev, former chairman of the party, and his supporters separated from the party protesting against its new political course and founded their new Open Society Party.
Officially nominated presidential candidates are the Chairman of the New Azerbaijan Party Ilham Aliyev, Muasir Musavat - Hafiz Hajiyev, Umid party - Igbal Agazade, Azerbaijan Liberal and Democratic Party - Fuad Aliyev and the Greens Party - Mais Gulaliyev.