Opposition party chairman: Parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan to seriously affect some opposition leaders' moving away from politics
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 9 / Trend T. Hajiyev /
The parliamentary elections will seriously affect some opposition leaders' moving away from politics, the Azerbaijani opposition party chairman said.
"Today, only few representatives of the opposition camp participate in politics. There are only their names. But they have no relation to policy. The rest create a semblance of activity. The parliamentary elections will seriously affect some opposition leaders' moving away from politics," Civil Solidarity Party chairman, MP Sabir Rustamkhanli said.
The parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan are scheduled for the first week of November 2010. The previous legislative elections were held in November 2005. The parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan are held by the majority system in 125 electoral districts.
After the previous presidential and parliamentary elections, chairman of the Azerbaijani National Independence party Etibar Mammadov and chairman of the Liberal Party Lala Shovket resigned and moved away from politics.
Rustamkhanli believes that it is impossible to remain in politics, by suffering defeats and doing nothing. "Whether we like it or not, time will tell. Therefore, there is estrangement from politics," Rustamkhanli said.
He said that politics is not confined to meetings with a limited number of its supporters, organizing of a picket or a meeting with foreign guests or representative of the embassy of any country.
"Strong political activity envisages the possibility and ability of the Party to speak on behalf of the country in the international arena, play a role in the socio-political life of the republic", Rustamkhanli said.