Azerbaijani opposition fails to agree on unified MP candidates in 35 constituencies
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 7 / Trend T.Hajiyev /
The Musavat party and the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (PFPA) have failed to nominate single candidates in 35 constituencies, Musavat Party Central Executive Office Head Arif Hajili has told Trend.
"The parties are holding discussions today. The possibility that the parliamentary groups of Musavat and some individuals from the PFPA will be supported is increasing," Hajili said. "The number of coordinated constituencies is up to 90. Unfortunately, the parties do not believe they will be able to agree on the remaining constituencies."
Musavat leader Isa Gambar proposed unifying his party with the PFPA on July 15. The two parties are continuing talks to determine unified candidates in the majority of the constituencies.
"The parties will mull participation in elections in a single bloc tomorrow. I think that a positive decision will be adopted. If the political parties have welcomed our latest agreement, then a bloc will be established," he added.
Azerbaijan kicked off its parliamentary electoral campaigns on Sept. 4.
Meanwhile, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed an order on Sept. 3 scheduling the next parliamentary elections for Nov. 7.
Previous elections in the legislature were held in November 2005. In Azerbaijan, parliamentary elections are held on the majority system in 125 electoral districts.
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