Azerbaijan, Baku, July 13 /Trend, T.Hajiyev/
Activity of Azadlyg bloc is impossible after the decision of Azerbaijan Popular Front Party (APFP) to cooperate with the Musavat Party, co-founder of the bloc, chairman of Citizen and Development Party Ali Aliyev told Trend.
"Continuing activities of Azadlyg bloc will be impossible. In February, we agreed that if APFP will in any form be an ally of the Musavat Party, then we will not be able to maintain political bloc. The relationship should be terminated. This matter will be resolved soon, the alliance can not be in such form," said Aliyev.
The board of Azerbaijan Popular Front Party (APFP) has decided to negotiate with the Musavat Party about cooperation in the parliamentary elections.
Azadlyg bloc unites three opposition parties - Azerbaijan Popular Front Party (APFP), Liberal Party (LP) and the Citizen and Development Party (CDP).
The collapse of the bloc is not a surprise, said Aliyev.
"The split is not a surprise for us. We are surprised only because we did not have information on this issue. If to talk in detail, at the beginning of the year we discussed the issue of cooperation with the Musavat Party. "Of our allies, the chairman of APFP supported cooperation with that party in any form. We, two parties, mentioned the impossibility of this cooperation. The leader of the National Unity Movement Lale Shovkat vetoed the dissemination of this information to the press in order not to interfere with these processes. On the basis of internal consensus, we provided a mandate to APFP to negotiate with the Musavat Party to create a union that will be beneficial for Azerbaijan," said Aliyev.
According to him, several meetings were conducted based on this mandate.
"The chairman of the Popular Front Party Ali Kerimli represented us as Azadlyg bloc at these meetings. These meetings were held in format of Azadlyg-Musavat, Azadlyg-Musavat-Democratic Party - Union for Democracy and other formats. Today, it became known that the Popular Front Party made a decision on Musavat Party and expressed its satisfaction with the establishment of a bloc with this party. The news was not unexpected. Earlier it was assumed that these parties will create a union in any form. I believe that the realization of this issue in such a way is wrong from an ethical point of view," said the chairman of the party.
Cooperation of the bloc with Musavat party is not possible in any way," Aliyev said.
"We only wish them successes. However, this attitude is wrong in terms of ethics. Each party has the right to decide freely. However, the result of any political decision should not be hostile. If the paths diverge, it is necessary to diverge, maintaining respect for each other. From our side it is and will be so," said Aliyev.
According to Aliyev, in the future, cooperation will continue with the National Unity Movement and the Liberal Party.
"Our decision on the electoral bloc will be made publicly available. In terms of elections, we aspire to much. And a new format will be launched in order to satisfy these claims, and it is possible to say that our struggle will not be against the opposition," said Aliyev.