Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 9 / Trend T. Hajiyev /
It is wrong to draw attention to meetings during the election campaign and consider them as the way out of the situation, Ali Aliyev, chairman of the opposition Citizens and Development Party, told Trend.
"I think that one should give preference to the meeting with people and live communication, which is considered more correct tactics, within 23 days. It would be correct if the candidates communicate with voters in their homes, yards. This may arouse the society," Aliyev.
Parliamentary elections are scheduled for Nov. 7. Previous legislative elections were held in November 2005. Parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan are held by the majority system in 125 electoral constituencies.
The party chairman thinks that the meetings are required for more public attention to the political processes in Azerbaijan today. "Of course, a number of meetings held during a period when there is enough time before the elections, may awake the society. But when there is very little time before the elections, when the campaigning period is 23 days, it is wrong to direct attention to the rallies. I think that there is little time. We should try for the society to create the potential for meetings with voters, " Aliyev said.
The Popular Front Party and Musavat are planning to hold rallies during the election campaign.