Azerbaijani opposition parties at ends over parliamentary elections
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept.2 / Trend, T.Hajiyev /
The Azerbaijani Musavat opposition party is discussing the possibility of coordinating its candidates for the upcoming parliamentary elections with the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (PFPA). Meanwhile, Musavat has already reached a similar agreement with the Union for Democracy, whose members have spoken out against any deal with the PFPA.
"If Musavat makes concessions to the PFPA, then this will create serious problems," Azerbaijani Classic Popular Front Party (ACPFP) Chairman Mirmahmud Miralioglu told Trend today.
The opposition Union for Democracy and Musavat have already determined a single candidate list. A joint declaration was signed between the union and Musavat on Sept. 1. According to the declaration, seven candidates will be nominated from the union and 11 from Musavat. The first stage of discussions between the two opposition forces ended after the signing of the declaration.
Head of Musavat's Central Executive Office Arif Hajili told Trend that the union has made concessions in certain districts to Musavat. Musavat has also made certain concessions, which were not discussed with the PFPA. However, the PFPA has voiced its support for any concessions.
Parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan are scheduled for Nov. 7. Previous parliamentary elections were held in November 2005. Parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan are held by the majority system in 125 constituencies.