Azerbaijani Ex-President’s Organization Lacks Chairman
Azerbaijan, Baku, 14 November / Trend corr. A.Huseynbala/ Since the demise of the Azerbaijani ex-President Abulfaz Elchibay, the Unified Azerbaijan Union (UAU) has not yet elected a chairman.
"A congress must be held to elect a chairman. But we lack funds for that," Agil Samadbayli, Chairman of the UAU Central Council, said to Trend on 14 November.
The Unified Azerbaijan Union was established by ex-President Abulfaz Elchibay (1992-1993) in 1998. The organization was popular for its speeches urging to unify South Azerbaijan with the Azerbaijan Republic.
According to unofficial reports, about 35mln Azerbaijanis populate South Azerbaijan.
UAU has lacked headquarters since 2006, said Samadbayli.
"In 2006, we were deprived of our headquarters for taking an active part in protest demonstrations held by our compatriots living in South Azerbaijan," he said.
According to Samadbayli, lack of headquarters prevents the UAU from holding meetings.
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