Azerbaijani opposition’s consultations on unification fails
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 13 / Trend , A. Huseynbala/
Consultations by Azerbaijani opposition in an effort to unite for the municipal and parliamentary elections have failed.
"Chairmen of some parties included in the Movement for Karabakh and Republic make statements that contradict opposition's general condition and do not help opposition to handle political crisis. This approach can cause more serious problems," MP from Musavat party Panah Huseyn told Trend . Musavat is a part of the Union for Democracy.
In March, the Union for Democracy proposed to hold all-opposition conference in an effort to design new draft Constitution and to adopt a final decision regarding municipal and parliamentary elections.
Azerbaijan will hold municipal elections in December 2009.
Previous municipal elections were held in 1999 and 2004.
Huseyn said the six parties included in the Movement for Karabakh and Republic were proposed to organize the conference. "If there had been consent, 11 parties would have united. Unfortunately, these parties have not provided with serious conclusions on this issue," he added.
A unified decision on cooperation in the municipal and parliamentary elections was also expected to be adopted. "The parties included in the UFD are selecting their candidates. If there is no unified political agreement, each opposition party will nominate its own candidate," Huseyn said.
Union for Democracy was founded by the opposition Classic Popular Front Party, Azadlig party and National Democracy Party after 2005 parliamentary election. Great Azerbaijan Party joined the union in early Sept. 2008 and People's Party - in Nov. The Union is advisory and cooperation body.
The Movement for Republic and Karabakh was founded by Azerbaijani Popular Front Party, Citizens and Development Party, Democrat, Musavat and Umid party.
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