Political parties in Azerbaijan express different views on need to adopt law on opposition
Azerbaijan, Baku, September 1 /Trend, T.Hajiyev/
The political parties in Azerbaijan have different views on the need to adopt a Law on Opposition.
"Some countries have adopted the law on opposition, but in general, there is no practice of giving it a special legal status in the world," member of political council of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party (NAP), MP
Aydin Mirzazade told Trend on September 1.
According to Mirzazade, the political relations are regulated by the constitution and laws emanating from it in the world.
"Therefore, there is not a need to devise separate laws on the ruling or opposition parties," Mirzazade added. He said the law on the opposition is adopted in countries where political relations have not developed.
Opposition parties in Azerbaijan offer to adopt a law on opposition in order to regulate the political relations in the country.
Head of central executive office of the opposition Musavat Party,
Arif Hajili, considers it important to adopt such a law in order to integrate the opposition into the political life of the country.
"Many democratic countries have adopted such a law because in these states, not only the ruling party, but also the opposition parties are part of the political system. The law on opposition may be an important factor in regulating the activities of the opposition and integrating the opposition into the political system," Hajili told Trend.
The law on opposition has adopted in post-Soviet countries, said a functionary of the Musavat Party. "Such law is valid in Ukraine, Georgia and Kyrgyzstan. Several European countries have also adopted laws on political parties and the opposition," said Hajili.
The leader of Azerbaijan People's Party, member of the parliamentary group Musavat, MP
Panah Huseyin also supports the adoption of such a law.
Huseyin said he has already prepared a relevant bill. "This bill reflects the role of the opposition in the public life of the country, official rules, the right of opposition to be represented in international organizations, to make reports in these organizations and other issues," said Huseyin told Trend.