Union of Azerbaijani parties to take part in parliamentary elections as bloc
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 9 / Trend A. Huseynbala /
The union, in which a number of parties are represented, will take part in the parliamentary elections as a bloc.
"An initiative of organizing a bloc, due to the parliamentary elections, was supported at the meeting of the party chairmen March 6," Chairman of
Great Azerbaijan Party, represented in the Union for Democracy, Elshad Musayev told Trend today.
The parliamentary elections will be held in Azerbaijan in autumn 2010. The previous elections were held in November 2005. The parliamentary elections are held by the majority system in 125 constituencies in Azerbaijan.
An official announcement of the bloc is planned to be made after determining the full list of candidates. "The parties included in the union, determine the candidates for deputies from more than 80 constituencies. After choosing candidates for other constituencies, we will complete the formation of the bloc," he said.
Other parties, public organizations, scholars not represented in any parties but known in the community, are expected to participate in the bloc, which will be established by the Union. "At present we hold consultations in this direction. We try to participate in the elections with a wider coalition," Musayev said.
Union for Democracy was founded by the opposition Classic Popular Front Party, Azadlig party and National Democracy Party after 2005 parliamentary election. Great Azerbaijan Party joined the union in early Sept. 2008 and People's Party - in Nov. The Union is advisory and cooperation body.
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