Azerbaijani Former Presidential Candidates Union Pretends to New Opposition Name
Azerbaijan, Baku, 27 October / Trend , corr. J.Babayeva/Hafiz Hajiyev, the former presidential candidate and chairman of the opposition Muasir Musavat party, believes that the presidential candidates bloc, which is planned to create, will represent a new opposition.
"A new opposition is formed in the country after the presidential elections. This opposition is capable to hold a civil struggle," Hajiyev told Trend .
The preliminary discussions of the issue have been already held. "As a result of the talks, which were held with several candidates, the decision to keep the issue on the agenda and continue discussions was taken," Hajiyev added.
The new bloc will not allow the old opposition to restore their activity. "Opposition was monopolized by a group of men. We managed to remove them as a result of the struggle and ideas," Hajiyev said.
The former candidate and chairman of the Liberal and Democratic party, Fuad Aliyev, did not take participate in the discussions. "We want to establish a new bloc and cooperate with the forces, which have been supported. Despite Fuad Aliyev participated in the presidential elections, he was not supported by any organization. Aliyev should be happy that he participated in the elections with such a party like we were," Hajiyev added.
Touching upon the former candidate Gulamsuseyn Alibayli, Hajiyev said that currently he was occupied with forming of a new bloc.
The former presidential candidates will hold discussions soon on the formation of new opposition bloc.
The presidential elections were held in Azerbaijan on 15 October. The incumbent President Ilham Aliyev won the elections with a majority -88.73%.
Igbal Agazade, chairman of opposition Umid (Hope) Party gained 2,86%, Fazil Gazanfaroglu, chairman of Great Establishment Party 2.47%, Gudrat Hasanguliyev, chairman of Unified Popular Front Party 2.28%, independent candidate Gulamhuseyn Alibayli 2.23%, Fuad Aliyev, chairman of Liberal Democrat Party 0.78% and Hafiz Hajiyev, chairman of Muasir Musavat Party 0.65%.
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