Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 7 / Trend A.Huseynbala /
Azerbaijani opposition unites, they will lose, the opposition party leader said
"I began debates with heads of several opposition parties. Our goal is to ensure the opposition parties' participation in the parliamentary elections in an organized way. Our defeat will be inevitable if we fail to reach this unity," Azerbaijani Democratic Party Head Sardar Jalaloglu told Trend today
Parliamentary elections will be held in Azerbaijan in autumn, 2010. Formerly, elections were held in November, 2005.
Our main objective is to reach agreement concerning a unified candidate, Jalaloglu said
"I was interested in the integration of opposition in a well-organized fashion during my first meetings. It seems to me, that the opposition will fail to reach unity, because some parties are putting forward certain conditions, whilst some of them are estimating others' actions based on their own manner," Jalaloglu said
According to Jalaloglu, today the opposition has two ways.
"One of them is to bring all opposition parties together under a common democratic slogan, ensure participation of each party in the elections in the way they are wishing and reach unity in accordance with the results achieved in the elections. I think this is a wrong way. Because in this case, people will be confused, we will have no power to influence the results, we will not be able to act from single position," Jalaloglu said
The best option is to participate in the elections in various forms, coordinating the question of single candidate, he added
"For example, Musavat and the Popular Front Party joining can protect members of both parties among the common candidates," Jalaloglu said
If the parties support this proposal, we will determine single list of candidates, Jalaloglu said
"I intend to meet with heads of other parties once again to discuss this issue. We must complete this process, elect candidates and begin specific activities. We also should seriously collaborate with international organizations and as well as cooperate with the government to conduct democratic elections," Jalaloglu said
"Some parties delay time, referring to different reasons," Jalaloglu said. "This once again testifies for lack of political flexibility in opposition."
The Azerbaijan Democratic Party was established by Sardar Jalaloglu in 1991. The party was radically against the authorities until 2007. The party then adopted a new course to establish a dialogue with the government from January 2008
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