New Party in Azerbaijan Backs to Establish Union of Left Forces
Azerbaijan, Baku, 11 November /corr Trend J.Babayeva / The Party of Left Democrats, which is currently in process of establishment in Azerbaijan, supports creation of union of left forces.
"Emergence of new parties and unifications are necessary in Azerbaijan under the current political situation. Other political forces will also be interested in establishment of the union of left forces," Elshan Manafov, the chairman of the Party of Left Democrats Organization Committee, told Trend on 11 November.
A meeting of chairmen of the Azerbaijan Social Party, the Communist Party, the United Communist Party and the Communist Azerbaijani Party, was held on the base of the Marxism-Leninism platform at the beginning of November. The parties held negotiations to establish union of left forces at the meeting. Establishment of the Union targets to participate in the parliamentary and municipal elections under the united platform.
The municipal elections will be held in Azerbaijan in 2009 and the parliamentary elections - in 2010.
Manafov regards necessary to unify political forces, which can influence on political processes with their authority in the society.
"Establishing new political union, leaders of parties, should refuse from their ambitions and expand cooperation for national interests. At present this is one of major demands," he said.
Speaking about the party's joining the union of left forces, Manafov stressed that at present only preparatory work is being conducted to establish the party. "It is expected that the party will be formed and registered by the municipal elections. Then the main issue will be participation in the elections. If we do not achieve it by the municipal elections, we will seek to solve all problems, which exist in establishment of the party, by the parliamentary elections," Manafov said.
According to Manafov, regional organizations of the Party of Left Democrats have been established in some districts of Baku, as well as Jalilabad, Ujar and Agdam Regions of the country. "The party unites 672 members. Majority of them is independent people, while some 25-30 are former members of the Social and Democrat Party of Azerbaijan," Manafov said.
Manafov was the deputy chairman of the Social and Democrat Party of Azerbaijan for ideological issues and member of Bureau of Central Committee. At the beginning of September 2008, Manafov was dismissed from the party because of his blaming co-chairman of the party Araz Alizade for his incapability to rule over the political organization. Then Manafov decided to establish new left party with his supporters.
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