Azerbaijani opposition faces difficult situation: leader of opposition movement

Azerbaijani opposition faces difficult situation: leader of opposition movement

Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.19 / Trend A.Huseynbala /

Leader of the Azerbaijani opposition movement has recognized that the opposition faced a very difficult situation.

"It is necessary to maintain the unity in a situation when our resources are extremely limited," Leader of the National Unity Movement (NUM) Lala Shovkat told Trend on Oct.19.

Musavat Party, represented in the Movement for Karabakh and Republic, has put condition before the Umid Party that the latter must withdraw its representatives from the election commissions. And Umid Party stated that it will fulfill this requirement if members of Musavat group of MPs give up their mandates. The difference between the two parties caused serious crisis within the movement. 

According to Shovkat, it is not the right time for the parties represented in the Civil Movement for Karabakh and the Republic to set conditions to each other.

"When establishing the movement, we took as a basis the situation developed around the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is not in Azerbaijan's favor. Karabakh is our national problem and in the current period, I'm against the collapse of the movement connected with Karabakh," Shovkat added.

The position of the government and opposition on the Karabakh problem should be the same, the Leader added.

"In such situation the movement should not be collapsed. I strongly appealed Musavat party and Umid party to refrain from conditions and to compromise with each other," Shovkat said.

Shovkat expressed regret that unions established by the Azerbaijani opposition are short-term in nature.

"I do not want to bring an accusation against any particular party, which played a role in the decay of these unions. But we cannot allow the movement connected with Karabakh to be collapsed in the current period. I once more appeal Musavat and Umid to come to a compromise. Otherwise, the activity of the movement will be suspended. There is no need to keep the movement if the two parties, which are the founders of the movement, cannot find a common language," Shovkat added.

The Civil Movement for Karabakh and the Republic was established on the eve of the referendum held on March 18. The Popular Front of Azerbaijan, the Citizen and Development Party, the Liberal Party, the Democratic Party and the Musavat and Umid parties, as well as a number of public organizations, are represented in the group.

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