Vahdat Party's Chairman: We wait for support from ruling party
Azerbaijan, Baku, Apr. 1 / Trend A.Huseynbala /
The ruling party's support is important to achieve success in the parliamentary elections, said .Tahir Karimli, Chairman of the Vahdat Party that supports the political course of the Azerbaijani authorities.
"We would like the ruling New Azerbaijan Party (NAP) not to nominate its candidates for those constituencies, where our party has its nominees," Karimli told Trend today.
Azerbaijan will hold the parliamentary elections in the fall. The previous elections were held in November 2005. The elections use the majority system in Azerbaijan's 125 constituencies.
"We will not support candidates of other parties in the parliamentary elections because they have not created a coalition. We have participated independently in all elections and it will also be the same this time. We have enough potential and candidates for the independent participation in the elections," NAP Deputy Executive Secretary Mubariz Gurbanli told Trend earlier.
The election campaign may carry out mutual support to candidates. "I want the ruling party to support our candidates during the election campaign and vice verse. Such protection can be arranged. In my opinion, it will be really hard to win these elections without the ruling party's support," he added.
Karimli intends to nominate his candidacy. "The party also wants this. But it is not yet sure. Of course, I only can nominate myself in case of a chance of being elected. Otherwise, there is no sense in my participation in the elections," he added.
Although the party will take part in the parliamentary elections, the party wills not nominee candidates in droves. "During the past elections, the party failed to obtain parliamentary mandates. Therefore, in these elections the party will nominate candidates, who have a real chance," he added.
Vahdat Party, led by former Supreme Court Chairman and ex-MP Tahir Kerimli, was in opposition until 2006. Currently, the party supports the policies of the authorities.
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