More than 1,000 members of Azerbaijani opposition party nominated for municipal elections
Azerbaijan, Baku, November 6 / Trend A. Huseynbala /
More than 1,000 members of the Azerbaijani opposition party nominated for municipal elections.
"As we participate in elections as a party, we attach particular importance to the nomination of our party members," Elchin Mirzabeyli, deputy chairman of the Unified Azerbaijan Popular Front Party (UAPFP) told Trend on Nov. 6.
Municipal elections in Azerbaijan will be held on December 23. 15,682 members are planned to be elected for 1,718 municipalities.
Formerly municipal elections were held twice - in 1999 and 2004.
According to Mirzabeyli, firstly, they submitted to the Central Election Commission (CEC) the list of 960 party members who will participate in municipal elections. "But later, tens of party's members expressed their desire to participate in the elections, and the number of candidates exceeded 1,000 people," said the deputy chairman of the party.
The party made a special preparation for the agitation campaign, he said. "Our election platform was prepared for this. We also use advertisement reels," said Mirzabeyli.
According to him, during the campaign they will not hold mass actions. "Municipal elections are different from other election campaigns. Considering this, if necessary, we will arrange meetings of candidates with voters," said Mirzabeyli.
A group of the Azerbaijan Popular Front Party members broke away from the party in 2002 and established Connecting wing. The wing was founded into the Unified Azerbaijan Popular Front Party in 2004. The party was registered in 2005. It takes constructive position towards the government.
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