Musavat Party not to be Represented in Elections Commissions Until They are Set up on Equal Basis: Chairman
Azerbaijan, Baku, 2 September/ Trend , corr i. Alizade/ Musavat party who has a right to take part in forming of election commissions in Azerbaijan will not change its position and will not send representatives to the election commissions.
"We demand commissions to be set up on equal basis between government and opposition which is also supported by international organizations as well. Musavat will not be represented in the commissions until government accepts these changes," Isa Gambar, chairman of opposition Musavat party said to Trend .
According to Election Code, the composition of election commissions is set up by the members of majority party (NAP), minority parties in the parliament and neutral MPs. The elections commissions have not been set up yet as the opposition Musavat party has not sent its representatives to the Central Election Commission. Therefore, the representatives of other minority parties have not taken part in setting up election commissions.
After two years of interval, the minority parties in the parliament were enabled to send representatives to the election commissions. The minority pro-opposition Civil Solidarity Party has sent 42 representatives to the election commissions.
Gambar said election commissions function under the control of ruling party in no country all over the world.
The chairman of party did not comment on sending of representatives to election commissions by other political parties.
The oppositional party Musavat was founded in 1992. Isa Gambar, the present Chairman of the Party was the ex-speaker of the Azerbaijani Parliament (Milli Majlis) in 1992 to1993 and was nominated for the 2003 presidential elections. The Party is represented by four MPs in the parliament.
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