Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 23 / Trend T.Hajiyev /
Three opposition parties in Azerbaijan have delayed the formation of a new electoral bloc.
So far, the Azerbaijani Citizens and Development Party (ACDP), the Democratic Party of Azerbaijan (DPA) and the Liberal Party of Azerbaijan (LPA) have not been able to reach an agreement on the formation of a single electoral bloc.
"The process of forming the bloc has been somewhat delayed," ACDP Chairman Ali Aliyev told Trend. "We are working on organizational issues. We still have not reached an agreement on a number of issues. We will announce the bloc's formation as soon as we have results."
The Azadlig Bloc was created in 2005. The bloc brought together the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (PFPA), the LPA and the ACDP. However, after the PFPA announced the formation of a new bloc with the Musavat party on July 13, the LPA and ACDP began efforts to create an alternative electoral bloc.
Earlier, DPA Chairman Sardar Jalaloglu and Azerbaijani Intelligentsia Association Chairman Eldaniz Guliyev told Trend that they would also join the bloc.
Jalaloglu said his party is waiting for a response from the LPA and the ACDP.
"We were supposed to receive a concrete answer earlier," he said. "We are still waiting for a response. We have agreed on all issues. Now we are waiting for a response from the LPA and the ACDP. Forming a bloc is not an easy process. We must agree on all issues."
Meanwhile, LPA Chairman Avaz Temirkhan said results should be achieved soon.
The parliamentary elections will be held Nov. 7. Previous elections were held in November 2005. The elections are held by the majority system in 125 constituencies.
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