Azerbaijani first deputy speaker: Let opposition willing to form electoral commissions on parity basis strive to conduct fair elections
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 8 / Trend M. Aliyev /
Adopting of the law on parliamentary elections and political parties was discussed at the meeting of the extraordinary session of the Azerbaijani Parliament.
"I do not think the opposition willing to form electoral commissions on a parity basis, should strive to conduct fair elections. MPs representing the opposition for the last five years have not seen with voters. They do not work with them. They are active only before the elections," the First Deputy Speaker Ziyafat Asgarov said at a meeting today.
At the parliamentary meeting, chairman of the opposition party Umid, MP Iqbal Aghazadeh proposed changes to the Law "Political Parties", Electoral Code. The requirement regarding the formation of electoral commissions on a parity basis came from the opposition parties.
Eight political parties represented in the parliament, want to be represented in the CEC, Speaker Oktay Asadov said.
"I recommend them to meet, agree and make the appeal on the two candidates," Asadov said.
Deputy Speaker Bahar Muradova said that amendments to the law "Political parties" can be discussed only after the parliamentary elections.
The law "Political Parties" must be reviewed again. Taking into account that little time left for the elections, these discussions can be held after the parliamentary elections in accordance with the relation of political parties in the Parliament," Muradova said.