Azerbaijan, Baku, March 6 / Trend , A. Huseynbala /
Azerbaijan's three opposition parties will establish electoral bloc.
"A preliminary agreement on the establishment of the electoral bloc in connection with the parliamentary elections was reached at the meeting of "Azadliq" bloc, held March 3. It is envisaged to establish the bloc by Azerbaijani Popular Front, Azerbaijani Liberal Party and Citizens and Development Party," Ali Aliyev, the Citizens and Development Party chairman told Trend .
Parliamentary elections will be held in Azerbaijan in autumn 2010. The previous elections were held in November 2005. Parliamentary elections are held by the majority system in 125 constituencies in Azerbaijan.
Aliyev said a special draft has been also prepared in connection with establishment of the electoral bloc.
"This decision will be discussed inside the party. If our decision is upheld, we will consult with other forces, whose joining to the block we want. Also, we will assess the received offers,"he said.
Aliyev said public organizations can also join to the electoral bloc.
Regarding the issue of a unified candidate, Aliyev said that the discussion will start after the bloc will establish.
"We want to agree an issue on our deputy candidates and candidates of other electoral blocs, or the candidates of separate parties. If we can achieve this, we will be able to introduce them to the public as common opposition candidates," Aliyev said.
Azadliq block was established on the eve of the parliamentary elections in 2005 by Azerbaijani Popular Front Party, Liberal, Democratic Party of Azerbaijan, Musavat. After the elections in 2005 the Democratic Party of Azerbaijan and Musavat left the bloc. The Citizens and Development Party joined the bloc.
Do you have any feedback? Contact our journalist at email@example.com