Party Chairman: Azerbaijani opposition’s new electoral bloc not likely to be established
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 17 / Trend , A. Huseynbala /
The proposal to establish a new electoral bloc jointly with the Azadlig bloc is not likely to be implemented, the Azerbaijani opposition party chairman believes.
"I still can't confirm that the idea of establishment of an electoral bloc will be implemented positively. I don't want to say its reasons," MP Iqbal Aghazadeh said.
Parliamentary elections will be held in Azerbaijan in fall 2010. Previous elections were held in November 2005. The elections are held according to the majority system in Azerbaijan's 125 constituencies.
The party takes direct and indirect participation in the process of building alliances with the opposition composition. "We also participate in discussions in connection with the establishment of a new electoral bloc with the participation of the block Azadlig and the Azerbaijani Democratic Party. However, discussions have not yielded any concrete results," Aghazadeh said.
Representatives of the parties represented in the block Azadlig, stress presence of certain principles in establishment of a new electoral bloc, and therefore discussions with other parties is suspended for some time. Aghazadeh emphasizes the absence of fundamental differences in this regard. "Even if the block Azadlig have any principles, I don't know them," - he said.
The opposition party Umid was established in 1993. In 2002, the Civil Solidarity Party has joined the party Umid. The Civil Solidarity Party Chairman Iqbal Aghazadeh was elected chairman of the party Umid. Aghazadeh is a deputy of the Azerbaijani Parliament.