Opposition party chairman: Azerbaijan Popular Front Party's activity resembles ordered actions
Azerbaijan, Baku, August 10 / Trend T. Hajiyev /
The main purpose of Azerbaijan Popular Front Party is to gain something from the Western community by creating an artificial union of one or two opposition parties, "Azadliq party chairman and the electoral staff of the Union for Democracy Ahmet Orudj said.
"The main reason for the deterioration of relations between the Union and Popular Front Party are actions of Popular Front Party's officials. We have declared about their readiness to cooperate. But Popular Front Party citing various excuses, wants to destroy this collaboration and, ultimately, the union of the opposition. They do not intend to achieve broad alliance of democratic forces. It is trying to narrow the scope of cooperation of the opposition", Orudj said.
Opposition parties in Azerbaijan Musavat, Azerbaijan Popular Front Party, and the Union for Democracy tried to hold a mass rally July 31 in the center of Baku. In a statement made by Azerbaijan Popular Front Party August 4, it was reported that the rally was held under the joint initiative of Azerbaijan Popular Front Party and Musavat. The Union was not mentioned. The result was that the two political structures have accused each other of lying.
It will be known who is on the right way after three months. I am confident that the Union for Democracy in the parliamentary elections will get more votes than the Popular Front Party. Members of the Union have much more credibility in the society than those represented in the Azerbaijan Popular Front Party. There can not be the unity of the opposition without Mirmahmud Miralioghlu, Panah Huseyin ", Orudj said.
The parliamentary elections will be held Nov. 7, 2010. Previous legislative elections were held in November 2005. Parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan are held by the majority system in 125 constituencies.
"Nobody knows about those people participation in political processes. These people express their point of view, being far away from important processes. They try to prove significance. These thoughts are completely unfounded. They do not correspond to reality," the party deputy chairman Fuad Gahramanli told Trend.
He spoke about the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan's goals.
"The main purpose of the party is to create real unity of the opposition instead of unnecessary broad alliance. The Popular Front and Musavat correspond to the real unification. Both parties are considered the leading opposition parties in the country on the organizational structure and their protest electorate. Their struggle and the number of votes during the last parliamentary elections testify for it, " Gahramanli said.
He said that this union does not need people who can not gain a foothold in the political process.
"We think that efforts of the real opposition must be united in combat anti-government. With regard to the fact that someone sees himself in this union, let them stop to be parties of one person rather than spread information about wider union," he said.