Azerbaijani governing party deplores weakness of its rivals
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 15 / Trend , J.Babayeva/
The ruling New Azerbaijan Party (NAP) deplores the weakness of their rivals.
"For several years, the opposition has not undergone any changes, and not even thought about them. They never thought about that their policies are not consistent with the views and needs of the modern society, and they did nothing to change their stance," the NAP Deputy Chairman and Executive Secretary, Ali Ahmadov said in an interview with the official website of the ruling party on Sept. 15.
He thinks the Azerbaijani opposition has been in a static condition for several years. "Society does not like the inertia and stagnation. Society appreciates the motion, innovations and changes. Society is changing, and new generations have their views on life, their thoughts, and their world view. All this is defining a new goal. If the party and its policies, as well as the government and its policies do not meet all these requirements, if there is no movement, no change, they will not be supported by the population," said Ahmadov.
Regarding the concerns of the opposition in connection with the pre-election situation, Ahmadov said that this case is triggered with the lack of capacity of these parties to participate in the elections. "Parties, participating in the municipal elections, must identify and nominate thousands of deserving candidates. If a party participates in the election, it should nominate some 20,000 candidates. This shows great potential," he said.
Some parties do not have necessary capacity and capability to participate in municipal elections, said Ahmadov. "Unfortunately, we should admit that the parties, rather than admit it, slander Azerbaijan," he said.
According to the NAP deputy chairman, the ruling party is interested in the electoral campaign under a serious competition. "Our capacity is known to us and to society. We would like to demonstrate this potential in a serious competition, and we believe that we will also prevail at this time," said Ahmadov.