Party chairman: If Azerbaijani opposition party gains small number of seats at parliament, it will not refuse mandate
Azerbaijan, Baku, August 2 /Trend, T.Hajiyev/
If Azerbaijan Classic Popular Front Party (ACPFP) gains a small number of seats at the parliament, it will not refuse the mandate, ACPFP chairman
Mirmahmud Miralioghlu told Trend.
"It is wrong to repeat this practice. Even let this step not give the desired effect. As a man experiencing it, I think that it is not necessary to repeat it," said Miralioghlu.
After the 2000 parliamentary elections, gaining a small number of seats, the opposition withdrew from its mandate, Miralioghlu said. A similar step was taken in the 2005 parliamentary elections by head of the Azerbaijan Liberal Party,
According Miralioghlu, at this stage to take such a step would be wrong.
According to Miralioghlu, at this stage to take such a step would be wrong.
"I do not believe that this could repeat after the current parliamentary elections. Each time brings its own rules and requirements. In these elections we will not give up the mandate. Let the step taken in 2000 turn for us as a great harm. I think that there is no need to repeat it," said the ACPFP chairman.
The parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan are scheduled for Nov. 7, 2010. Previous parliamentary elections were held in November 2005. Parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan are held by the majority system in 125 constituencies.