Partyїs Leader Rasul Guluyev can not Veto Decision of Supreme Majlis Members: Deputy Open Society Party Leader
Azerbaijan, Baku, 8 October/ Trend , corr A. Huseynbala/ Deputy chairman of opposition Open Society Party of Azerbaijan said he hopes Rasul Guluyev, chairman of the party and former speaker of the parliament, will respect Supreme Majlisї decision to support current President in presidential elections.
їAccording to our regulations, if two third of Supreme Majlis members take part in the meeting, the leader of the party can not veto the decision adopted,ї Yagub Abbasov, deputy chairman of the party said to Trend .
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.
Right-wing opposition Open Society Party was founded in April 2007. Partyїs leaders former MP Rasul Guliyev, is an emigrant to the United States. Guliyev was the chairman of the Azerbaijani Democratic Party till February 2007, whilst his supporters left the ADP and established their Open Society Party.
Solmaz Alasgarova, a consultant of the OSP chairman, and Ogtay Mirzayev, the vice-speaker of the Supreme Majlis, resigned blaming the party for inactivity.
The decision of Supreme Majlis will remain in force even if Guluyev opposes it, he said.
Support for Ilham Aliyev will not cause split within the party, he added.
їEach member of Supreme Majlis was given time to think about their choice. Almost everybody voted for the decision,ї he said.
Abbasov said this decision aims at creating conditions for party leader who is in immigration in US, to return to the country.
Though Open Society Party supports Ilham Aliyev, it is still remain s opposition party, he said.
їI think our further relations with opposition boycotting elections will be normal. Steps should be taken to build ties on new ground after presidential elections. I think, current government wills show a political will for this purpose,ї he added.
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