Azerbaijani opposition party launches registartion of candidates for municipal members
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 25 / Trend A. Huseynbala /
Azerbaijani opposition party launched registration of candidates for municipal members.
"The first stage of Free Azerbaijan election bloc created by liberal parties passed successfully. It was stressed at the meeting of central election headquarter of the party," Azerbaijani Liberal-Democratic party told Trend on June 25.
Municipal elections were scheduled for December 2009 but parliamentary - autumn 2010 in Azerbaijan. Municipal elections were held twice in 1999 and 2004.
The Azerbaijani Parliament approved law bill Union of municipalities last month. Number of municipalities reduced from 2,757 to 1,766 upon the law.
Candidates are registered by regional branches of party to participate in municipal elections, fist deputy chairman of the party Vahid Nazarov said. "Moreover, trainings are held to enlighten candidates," the party said.
Chairman of the party Fuad Aliyev gave some orders in connection with preparation for municipal elections and extension of regional branches' functions.
The party addressed with proposal to create bloc with participation of 12 liberal parties to participate in municipal elections.
Liberal-democratic party was established in 1999. The party was split after it chairman Zakir Mammadov died in 2000. Valeh Ibadov and Fuad Aliyev pretended for chairmanship in liberal-democratic party. The party headed by Fuad Aliyev was recognized as liberal-democratic party. It passed state registration upon decision of supreme court in 2004.
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