Azerbaijan, Baku, July 27 /Trend, T.Hajiyev/
The plans of the opposition Citizens and Development Party (CDP) and the Liberal Party to create an election bloc are postponed, the chairman of CDP
Ali Aliyev told Trend.
"In late last week, the heads of both parties discussed the creation of the bloc. We came to the decision to postpone the establishment of the bloc to early September. However, we have a definite decision, position on the issue of the founders of the bloc. In September, the process will begin to present the bloc to the public," said Aliyev.
July 13, after the dissemination of information that Azerbaijan Popular Front Party (APFP), which is part of Azadlyg bloc, creates a joint election bloc with the Musavat Party, other parties in the Azadlyg bloc announced the termination of the bloc's activities.
Azadlyg bloc brings together three opposition parties - Azerbaijan Popular Front Party, Liberal Party (LP) and Citizen and Development Party.
According to Aliyev, preparatory work is carried out to create a bloc. "An agreement has been reached about the founders of the bloc. There are appeals from many independent candidates and public-political candidates. Those organizations and individuals who will cooperate with us should have an influence in the society. It was therefore decided to conduct the study of individuals who are willing to cooperate with the bloc. Our goal is to create a bloc which will be able to participate in the parliamentary elections as a major voting bloc," said Aliyev.
The party's chairman did not name the organizations that will establish the bloc.
"Both parties which have cooperated in Azadlyg bloc will be presented in the new bloc. Besides CDP and LP, another party will join the bloc. Currently serious consultations are conducted. When a final decision is made, we will inform the public," said Aliyev.
Parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan will be held November 7, 2010. Previous parliamentary elections were held in November 2005. Parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan are conducted by the majority system in 125 constituencies.