Ruling party: Voters boycotted those who propagated radicalism in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 11 /Trend, T.Hajiyev/
During the parliamentary elections, voters boycotted those who propagated radicalism and non-constructivity, considering them an important component of the campaign, said the ruling Yeni Azerbaijan Party (NAP).
"These elections have shown once again that the voters, the citizens of Azerbaijan are against radicalism. One of this indicators is the heavy defeat of the opposition parties, who are far from constructivity, in these elections," - NAP deputy executive secretary
Mubariz Gurbanli said in an interview to party's website.
Azerbaijan held the parliamentary elections Nov. 7. The voter turnout hit about 50.14 percent (roughly 2.48 million voters) in Azerbaijan, the Central Election Commission (CEC) Elections Information Center reported.
The CEC reported that 690 candidates are running for the parliamentary elections.
Previous parliamentary elections were held in November 2005. Parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan are held by the majority system in 125 constituencies.
"And Isa Gambar and Ali Kerimli - they are people who have been in power in Azerbaijan. During the period of their power, there were only unpleasant events in the public-political life of the country. Azerbaijani society has not forgotten anything, remember the troubles, created by these persons during the period of their power," he added.
More than 70 candidates from NAP won parliamentary mandates in the recent parliamentary elections. None of the 37 candidates from the APPF-Musavat bloc could win in the elections.
According to Gurbanli, distrust of the people towards the representatives of the Popular Front Party and Musavat parties is the result of their own work: "At the same time, it is the attitude of Azerbaijani voters towards radicalism. They built their campaign not based on the actual ideas and programs, but on the general words, partiality, populist criticism. Naturally, such methods can not move far ahead. All these cause their defeat," he added.
Gurbanli also spoke of the authority of the NAP in the society.
"NAP has a great reputation in the Azerbaijani society. It shows itself in all spheres. The NAP has more than 520,000 members, the party has more than 8,500 primary party organizations and cells in all cities and villages of Azerbaijan. For the intellectual level, intellectual potential, the NAP members has no rivals among political parties in Azerbaijan," he added.
New Azerbaijan Party (NAP) was established in November 1992 and its first chairman was elected Heydar Aliyev. Dec. 18, 1992 it was registered at the Ministry of Justice. The current President Ilham Aliyev is the chairman of the Party which has been ruling for already 17 years.