Azerbaijani pro-governmental parties willing to create bloc concerning municipal elections dispute
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 23 / Trend A. Huseynbala /
Disputes occurred between Azerbaijani pro-governmental parties willing to create bloc in connection with municipal elections.
"Despite party Mubarizeler (Fighters) agree to enter the bloc, it intends to nominate independent candidates," Republican Party chairman Subit Asadov told Trend on June 23. Asadov addressed with initiative to create Democratic Election Bloc.
The law on Union of several municipalities in Azerbaijan was approved in the Azerbaijani parliament last month. Upon the law, the number of municipalities will reduce from 2,757 to 1,766 in the country. Municipal elections are scheduled for autumn 2009 but parliamentary ones for autumn 2010 in Azerbaijan. Municipal elections were held twice in 1999 and 2004.
Consultations with other parties to be represented in the bloc must complete in the end of week, Asadov said. Democratic peace of Azerbaijan, Free Republicans, Party of national state system and our party agree to nominate united list of candidates at municipal elections," chairman of the party said.
Independent participation of Mubarizeler party in municipal elections will not hamper to represent party in the bloc, he said. "I think that we will be able to support both united candidates from the list and candidates from abovementioned party," Asadov said.
Presently, parties determine list of candidates to participate in municipal elections. "After joint discussions we will prepare united list and announce about establishment of bloc," Asadov said.
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