Party chairman: Azerbaijani opposition's cooperation in elections held on majority system is impossible
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 23 / Trend A. Huseynbala /
It is impossible to determine the form of cooperation of opposition parties due to the holding of parliamentary elections by majoritarian system, Azerbaijan's opposition party head said.
"If the elections were held under the proportional system, the opposition parties would cooperate and then we could reach a positive result," Adalat party chairman, MP Ilyas Ismailov told Trend on Friday.
The parliamentary elections will be held in Azerbaijan in autumn 2010. The previous elections were held in November 2005. The parliamentary elections were held in Azerbaijan on the majority system in 125 electoral districts.
Parliamentary elections held in Azerbaijan in autumn 2010. Previous elections were held in November 2005. Parliamentary elections held in Azerbaijan on the majority system in 125 electoral districts.
Ismayilov said a certain candidate is nominated in the elections held on the majority system in each district.
"For this reason, each party hopes only on the success of its candidate and leads the relevant propaganda. How and why should we cooperate with another party in the elections held on this system?," MP said.
It is too early to speak about cooperation to support a more successful candidate among members of different parties, nominated as candidates from one district. "The elections will be held in autumn. Candidates of certain districts of a party have not been known. One should not hurry to talk about such cooperation, until an official start of the campaign is given," he said.
Adalat was founded in 1993. In1996, the party joined with other opposition Democratic party. Adalat restored its functioning, after separating from Democratic party in 2000. Since 2001, MP Ilyas Ismaylov has been the chairman of the party. Ismaylov was a candidate for the presidential post, during the elections in 2003.