Azerbaijani opposition party defines candidates

Politics Materials 3 May 2010 16:15 (UTC +04:00)
Azerbaijani opposition party defines candidates

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 3 / Trend A.Huseynbala /

The Azerbaijani National Democratic Party (ANDP) intends to independently participate in the parliamentary elections.

"The party's political council decided not to cooperate with other political blocs or parties in the parliamentary elections," ANDP Chairman Tufan Kerimli said.

The parliamentary elections were held in Azerbaijan in autumn 2010. Previously, elections were held in November 2005. In Azerbaijan, the parliamentary elections are held by the majority system in 125 electoral districts.

Kerimli said following the intra discussions, the party defined 17 nominations.

"We ere likely to nominate our candidates to 62 constituencies. Presently, the party holds consultations on the other candidates," he added.

Kerimli said the party has not received offers of cooperation from the Union for Democracy, one of the founders of which it was. "The Classic Popular Front of Azerbaijan and our party were founders of the Union. After joining of other organizations to the alliance, we left it because of differences of opinion on certain issues. For this reason, our cooperation with the Union is impossible," he added.

The Union for Democracy was created after the parliamentary elections by the opposition parties of the Classic Popular Front Party, Azadliq and National Democracy in 2005. In early September 2008 Great Party of Azerbaijan joined the Union, and in November - People's Party. The Union is the organ of cooperation and the meeting of these parties. In October 2009, the National Democratic Party was excluded from the union.

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