Azerbaijan to establish new opposition union
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 26 / Trend A.Huseynbala /
Azerbaijan will establish a new opposition union.
"We need to establish a new union, because of the collapse of the opposition movement for Karabakh and Republic caused by the Musavat party," Chairman of the Democratic Party of Azerbaijan Sardar Jalaloglu told Trend on Oct.26.
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 Jalaloglu, the new union will be announced in the run up to the parliamentary elections in 2010.
"We will not be able to attend the municipal elections jointly because of the collapse of the Movement for Karabakh and Republic. Therefore, it is necessary to establish a new union in the run up to the parliamentary elections," Jalaloglu added.
The new union should join parties, which are serious about collaboration. "We could not continue our cooperation with Musavat. We can join the parliamentary elections together with other political forces given our common interests and I believe we will start discussions in this direction soon," Jalaloglu said.
Azerbaijan will hold the parliamentary elections in 2010.
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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