Azerbaijan Opposition Party Leader Proposes to Finance Parties from State Budget
Azerbaijan, Baku, 12 November / Trend , corr, A.Huseynbala / Leader of the right-wing party of Azerbaijan believes that the results of parties achieved in presidential, parliamentary and municipal elections is possible to consider through financing of parties from the state budget.
"At the first stage of financing the rate of regional representatives of parties will be taken into account," Etibar Mammadov, the leader of the opposition Azerbaijan National Independent Party (ANIP), told Trend on 12 November.
Fifty-two parties held the state registration in the Justice Ministry. The law 'On political parties' was accepted in 1992. The law envisages financing parties from the state budget.
Opposition politicians propose to allocate funds to registered parties from the state budget. The Azerbaijani authorities propose to take participation of parties in parliamentary elections and collected votes as a ground to allocate funds from the state budget.
According to Mammadov, representative of parties in Parliament is taken into account during financing in many parliamentary countries.
"The solution of the issue in Azerbaijan depends on the will of the authorities. I think that the regional representative of parties as a ground is the most acceptable version," Mammadov said.
ANIP leader considers that the allocation of funds to every party, which held the state registration, is one of the acceptable versions.
As for the financing taken into account the number of members of parties Mamamdov said that he did not see this version as an acceptable one. "Nobody can define the exact number of members of parties," Mammadov added.
ANIP was the first party received registration in Azerbaijan in 1992. Etibar Mammadov had been the founder and chairman of the party by 2004. Presently, Mammadov is the deputy chairman of the International Democratic Alliance.
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