Azerbaijani pro-opposition party to minimize radical opposition’s demonstrations
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 17 / Trend , A.Huseynbala/
An Azerbaijan pro-opposition party decided to hold mass actions on referendum.
"We aim to prevent steps of radical opposition which damages the country's international image," the Muasir Musavat Party (MMP) told Trend on Feb. 17.
The referendum campaign will begin Feb. 18 and end March 16 at midnight.
Azerbaijan will hold a referendum on March 18 to amend the Constitution.
The CEC registered the New Azerbaijan Party, Shahar, Tereggi, Huquq va Demokratiya, Vatandash Jamiyyati, For Long-Term Development, Zaka, Movement For Garabag and the Republic and Republicans initiative groups. The Abad Kand, Azad Soz, Azerbaijan People's Republic and Milli Istiglal initiative groups failed to pass registration.
The Azerbaijani Constitution was adopted in 1995. Amendments and additions were made in 2002.
The MMP's board and regional organizations discussed actions of the Movement For Garabag and Republic and Republicans opposition agitation groups. "It is necessary to prevent radical opposition's unifying with other forces and acting against our statehood. We will hold demonstrations simultaneously with them at the same territory," the party said.
A committee on demonstrations was formed to organize mass actions.
Hajiyev was the head of Azerbalig State Concern from 1992 to 1993. Earlier he was a member of the Azerbaijani Popular Front Party and Musavat party. Hajiyev established Muasir Musavat party in 2000 and the party was officially registered in 2002.
Muasir Musavat considers itself as a constructive opposition against the authorities.
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