Azerbaijani opposition may use primary elections
Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 16 / Trend T.Hajiyev /
The Azerbaijani opposition Musavat party and the Popular Front Party (PFPA) may use primary elections as a way to select unified candidates for the upcoming parliamentary elections.
"There is still no agreement in regards to how to select unified candidates in Baku and Sumgayit," Musavat Party Central Executive Apparatus head Arif Hajili told Trend. "Various methods will be used to determine the unified candidates. Primary elections may be used."
Musavat leader Isa Gambar proposed unifying his party with the PFPA on July 15.
The parties are negotiating the establishment of a single unit to participate in the elections. The leaders of the two parities met to discuss the issue on Aug. 14.
"During the meeting, the leaders selected unified candidates in 63 constituencies," Hajili said.
Parliamentary elections will be held Nov. 7, 2010. Previous legislative elections were held in November 2005. The elections in Azerbaijan are held by the majority system in 125 constituencies.
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