Azerbaijani, Baku, July 6 / Trend T. Hajiyev /
Pretenders for the post of chairman of the opposition Azerbaijan National Independence Party must take into account their potential, the party secretary on propaganda and press, Ali Orujov told Trend.
"Until now, unsuccessful elections of the chairman damage the party. This has damaged the party's work, its authority. I believe that everyone who decides to nominate his candidacy, especially, should take into account his capacity and capability," he said.
The congress of the party will be held at the hotel "Europe" July 10. The party chairman will be elected there. About 300 representatives will take part in the congress.
After the presidential elections in 2003, chairman of the party Etibar Mammadov resigned from his post. Since that time chairmen of the party were elected Ali Aliyev and Ayaz Rustamov.
"None of the contenders for the post of party chairman has not officially nominated his candidacy yet. It would be nice if these people made statements. The public and party members would know them. They would have an opportunity to engage in propaganda. But each has chosen the tactic. Perhaps, they will make their nominations during the Congress, " Ali Orujov said.
The party was established in 1992. It was the first officially registered political party in Azerbaijan. The founder of the party, the representative of the opposition Etibar Mammadov is currently deputy chairman of the International Democratic Union.