Parliamentary committee to mull bill on Azerbaijani ex-presidents
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 25 / Trend , A.Huseynbala/
The Azerbaijani Parliamentary Committee will discuss a bill on "Ex-presidents", devised by a chairman of an opposition party.
"The discussion will be presented a bill consisting of nine articles, which was submitted by me to the committee for state construction and legal policy", - said to Trend on Thursday the head of Great Establishment Party (WSP), the deputy Fazil Mustafa.
"A bill including 9 articles which I submitted to the State Establishment and Legal Policy Committee will be debated," Parliamentarian and Head of the Great Establishment Party (GEP) Fazil Mustafa told Trend .
The amendments and changes injected into the Azerbaijani Constitution through referendum held on March 18 also envisage granting a status to ex-presidents. The parliament has developed and adopted a bill with this purpose.
Mustafa said under the relevant additions and amendments to the Constitution, the Law on the status of ex-presidents must be adopted. "Delaying the process would be contempt of the Constitution. But I am not particularly hopeful that the bill developed by my initiative as well as on the initiative of other members will be adopted," said the parliamentarian.
About four years ago, the bill on "Ex-presidents" was submitted to the Parliament by the parliamentary group of the Musavat Party.
The opposition GEP was established in 2004 and registered in 2005. The chairman of the party Fazil Mustafa (Fazil Gazanfaroglu) is member of Azerbaijani parliament. He won 2.4 percent of votes in the 2008 presidential elections.
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