Association: Civil society needs more electoral support in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 8 / Trend T.Hajiyev /
Support for civil society must be strengthened in the run-up to the parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan, For Azerbaijan Public Forum Chairman Eldar Namazov told Trend.
"If civil society is not active, then no candidates can succeed," he said. "There are two ways to enhance civil society. Candidates need to campaign in a particular district, or support like-minded people participating actively in their campaign in some districts."
Special training sessions are also being held for representatives of civil society and youth organizations, Namazov said.
"We have conducted several trainings on organizing successful campaigns," he said. "We use international experience, but local experience is also taken into account."
Parliamentary elections will be held in Azerbaijan Nov. 7, 2010. Previous elections were held in November 2005. The elections are held according to the majority system in Azerbaijan's 125 constituencies.
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