Azerbaijan’s Former Opposition Activist to Support Presidential Candidate from Ruling Party
Azerbaijan, Baku, 18 September/ Trend , corr E. Abbasli/ Flora Karimova, people's artist of Azerbaijan and former member of Supreme Majlis of opposition Classic Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan will support Ilham Aliyev, candidate from the ruling New Azerbaijan Party in the upcoming presidential elections.
"Probably, some politicians will consider my position to be political one. But this is a position of a citizen. Ilham Aliyev is a worthy candidate for presidency. I think it is my duty to vote for someone who cares about the republic. I approve his foreign policy," Karimova said to Trend .
People's artist Flora Karimova supported Isa Gamba, a candidate from the opposition Musavat Party of Azerbaijan in 2003 presidential elections. She has been member of the pro-opposition Classic Popular Front Party for a long time.
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. Election campaign will start on 17 September and last 28 days.
"It is undeniable fact that Ilham Aliyev did a lot for our country. President could prevent our countries becoming war ground in South Caucasus by his perfect foreign policy. I see him a true lover of his country. I will vote for him," Karimova said.
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