Azerbaijani opposition party elects candidates for municipal members in regions
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 30 / Trend A. Huseynbala /
Azerbaijani opposition party determines list of candidates for municipal members in south region.
"Candidatures of 210 party members will be nominated at municipal elections for all municipalities," chairman of Azerbaijani Liberal-Democratic party, Fuad Aliyev, told Trend on July 30.
Azerbaijani municipal elections are scheduled for December 2009 but parliamentary elections for autumn 2010. Municipal elections were held twice in 1999 and 2004.
The Azerbaijani Parliament adopted the law Unification of several municipalities in May.
Number of municipalities was reduced from 2,757 to 1,766 in Azerbaijan.
Aliyev said that names of candidates for municipal members of north region of Azerbaijan, Baku and nearest territories of Baku will be specified during August. "General meeting will be held with party members to be nominated as candidates for municipal members after the process completes," Fuad Aliyev said.
Regarding Azerbaijani Liberal-Democratic party's initiative on joint participation of liberal parties in municipal elections, Aliyev said that discussions will be held in August. "We conducted preliminary talks with 12 parties. If discussions are successful, we will announce about establishment of Free Azerbaijan election block. Otherwise, party will independently participate in elections," Aliyev said.
Liberal-Democratic party was established in 1999. Party chairman Zakir Mammadov died in 2000. Party split in 2001. Valekh Ibadov and Fuad Aliyev pretended for chairmanship in the party. Party headed by Fuad Aliyev was recognized as Liberal-Democratic party and was registered upon decision of the Supreme Court in 2004.
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