Appeal by Azerbaijani Greens Party’s Presidential Candidature Rejected

Politics Materials 17 September 2008 18:09 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, 17 September / Trend K.Zarbaliyeva / The Azerbaijani Greens Party's (AGP) appeal was rejected.

The Baku Court of Appeal examined the AGP's complaint to cancel decision of the Central Elections Commission (CEC) at a meeting on 17 September.

The Azerbaijani Greens Party was established in 2007.

The AGP Supreme Assembly made a decision to join the presidential elections with own candidate. Under the Supreme Assembly's decision, the Party nominated Mais Gulaliyev.

The party collected more than 44,000 signatures and submitted them to the CEC for its candidature's registration. The CEC considered signatures as illegal and did not register Gulaliyev's candidature.

The Court kept in power the CEC's decision, the AGP told Trend . The Party said that they would appeal to the Supreme Court.

The presidential elections in Azerbaijan will be held on 15 October. A total of seven candidates will take part in the elections including Ilham Aliyev, chairman of Ruling New Azerbaijan Party, Igbal Agazade, chairman of opposition Umid (Hope) Party, Fazil Gazanfaroglu, chairman of Great Establishment Party, Gudrat Hasanguliyev, chairman of Unified Popular Front Party, Hafiz Hajiyev, chairman of Muasir Musavat Party, Fuad Aliyev, chairman of Liberal Democrat Party and independent candidate Gulamhuseyn Alibayli.

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