Azerbaijan, Baku, 6 September / Trend corr. J.Babayeva / The Azerbaijani opposition Azadlyg Party, which is member of the Union For Democracy (UFD), believes that the UFD member parties will not join the statement on presidential elections made by some opposition parties.
"Parties of the Union believe that it is not correspond to their interests to join the document, of which principles are not known and will lead to interior split of the opposition," Ahmad Oruj, chairman of the Azadlig Party, told Trend on 6 September.
The presidential elections will be held in Azerbaijan on 15 October. The parties included in Azadlig bloc the (the Popular Front Party, the Liberal Party and the Citizen and Development), the Musavat Party and the Public Forum 'For Azerbaijan' signed a joint statement on recognition of the elections as illegitimate on 5 September. Authorities, which will be formed after the presidential elections, are announced as illegitimate in the statement.
Although discussions were held with the Classical Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (CPFPA), which is represented in the UFD, on joining this statement, the chairman of the party Mirmahmud Miraliogli said that he would sign the document if allies in the Union join this statement. Author of the statement did not agree with Miralioglu's terms.
According to Oruj, parties represented in the UFD are not banned to join this statement. "The Azadlig Party cannot get together with the parties, who are authors of the statement. If any party of the UFD chooses other allies joining this statement, we cannot get together with this party," he said.
He said that the statement, which was signed by some opposition parties, was developed on the base of order.
"Organizations giving grant to authors of the statement wants to change non-participation of some opposition parties in the elections into tension factor against the authorities. Therefore, it was ordered beforehand to develop a document on illegitimacy of the upcoming presidential elections. The union of the political parties blaming one another will not last for a long time. This statement was devised to create view of presence of the major opposition," he said.
Oruj said that the authors of the statement did not want the Azadlig Party to join the document. "Thus they know that they cannot play a game near me. The Azadlig Party never pursued a position against national interest," Oruj said.
He named the statement as one-day document and the authors of the statement as persons, who were not loyal to their promises.
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