Former Azerbaijani MP returns to politics
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 5 / Trend A. Huseynbala /
Former Azerbaijani MP and former member of the Central Election Commission intends to join the opposition party.
"Former member of the Azerbaijani parliament Yusif Bagirzade sent an appeal to the political council to become a member of the Azerbaijani National Independence Party", the party press-service told Trend.
In his statement, Bagirzade stressed the efforts made by him as an active member of the National Independence Movement, for successful completion of the process of gaining the independence by Azerbaijan.
"After Azerbaijan gained independence, many years I have been actively dealing with political activity. In 1995-2000, he was elected MP and deputy chairman of the Commission on Legal Policy and State Building of the Azerbaijani parliament. In 2003-2006, he was a member of the Central Election Commission", former MP said.
Former member of the CEC decided to return to professional political activity, taking into account his personal experience, potential and moral readiness for activity in the development of civil society guaranteeing the human rights, increase of Azerbaijan's authority in the world. "Based on my own observations, I think that it is reasonable to continue my political activity in the Azerbaijan National Independence Party. This is a political party in Azerbaijan differing by its persistent and consistent political course. It is away from the intrigue. It highly thinks of the interests of the nation and people. It can influence the processes. It is well-known on the international level. I am confident that the Political Council of the National Independence party will respond positively to my appeal of joining the Party, " Yusifzade said.
The National Independence Party was established in 1992. It is the first party in Azerbaijan which passed state registration. After resignation of chairman Etibar Mammadov in late 2004, the party split.
At present, Etibar Mammadov is deputy chairman of the International Democratic Union.