Azerbaijan, Baku, 20 August / Trend , corr. E.Babayev / Gulamhuseyn Alibayli, a former chairman of Supreme Assembly of the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (PFPA), will not withdraw his presidential candidature in the current stage.
"After discussions at the election office, it was decided to begin signature collecting campaign for registration of the candidature," Alibayli told Trend on 20 August.
Alibayli resigned from the party on 8 August. He refused to explain details of his resignation and said that he would be engaged in political activity independently. Then Alibayli nominated his candidature for the presidential post. The Central Elections Commission of Azerbaijan (CEC) confirmed the presidential candidature of Gulamhuseyn Alibayli at a meeting held on 16 August.
On 18 August, Alibayli stated that he intends to withdraw his presidential candidature.
Alibayli said that this issue was widely discussed at the election office. "We decided to collect at least 40,000 signatures required for registration of candidature and participate in the election campaign after registration of candidature. I do not exclude to re-consider withdrawal of my candidature in the next stage of the election campaign," he added.
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