Azerbaijani opposition parties may take part in parliamentary elections with single candidate
Azerbaijan, Baku, March.04 / Trend A.Huseynbala /
An Azerbaijani oppositional party head expressed the possibility of participating in parliamentary elections with a single candidate.
"Parties, which support our suggestion, are a lot and they agree to the issue of a single candidate," Azerbaijan Democratic Party (ADP) Chairman Sadar Jalaloglu told Trend .
The ADP chairman sent an offer late February to party leaders about a joint participation in the parliamentary elections.
The elections will be held in Azerbaijan in autumn 2010. Previous elections were held in November 2005. Parliamentary elections are held according to the majority system in 125 electoral districts in Azerbaijan.
Some parties didn't agree with the single candidate offer, Jalaloglu said.
I don't want to name them, everyone knows their positions and what is behind their views, the chairman said.
"Rejecting to integrate the opposition, which is guided by the whims of some party leaders, would be destructive for democracy in Azerbaijan," he said.
The ADP was established by Jalaloglu in 1991. The party was radically against authorities until 2007. Then, the party adopted a new course in order to establish a dialogue with the government from January 2008.
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