Azerbaijani Wide Opposition Coalition Causes Row
Azerbaijan, Baku, 27 October / Trend , corr. A.Husynbala /No intensive discussions dedicated to extension of the composition of the Opposition Cooperation Centre, which boycotted the presidential election in Azerbaijan, has been held.
"Now we define new goals, which meet new condition," Arif Hajili, the head of the Musavat party Central Executive Department, told Trend .
The Opposition Cooperation Centre unites three opposition parties -Popular Front, Liberal and Citizen and Development, which are represented in the Azadlig bloc, as well as the Musavat party and public forum For the name of Azerbaijan. In early September, political organizations signed a joint statement to recognize the presidential elections illegal. Under the statement, the Government which would be formed as a result of the elections is considered illegal.
Hajili said that no talks had been held after the presidential election with any political movement to extend the composition of the Centre.
"I think no party needs to join the Centre, as there are already political parties which are united," Hajili said.
Sardar Jalaloglu, the chairman of the opposition Democratic party of Azerbaijan (DPA), voiced a sharp reaction to Hajili's opinion.
"This is the same Musavat and Arif Hajili, which stood for participation in repeated election and parliament, after the parliamentary election in 2005. This is the same National Front Party of Azerbaijan, which blamed Hajili of the cooperation with the Government," Jalaloglu told Trend .
This outlook has led them to stay in the authorities and now, they face the danger to leave the political arena.
If Musavat does not want to join DPA, no union is needed, Jalaloglu said. "We are not interested in joining the Centre and consider the organization a real powerful centre," Jalaloglu added.
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