Opposition parties represented in Azerbaijani parliament fail to create parliamentary group
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 29 /Trend, T.Hajiyev/
The opposition parties represented in the Parliament of Azerbaijan failed to create a parliamentary group, the chairman of the opposition Great Establishment Party, represented in the Parliament,
Fazil Mustafa said Monday.
According to him, a meeting of opposition parties represented in the Parliament was conducted on Monday in the Parliament to discuss and determine future collaboration.
"Many of those invited did not come to the meeting. The meeting was attended by Sabir Rustamkhanli (Civil Solidarity Party), Gudrat Hasanguliyev (Unified Azerbaijan Popular Front Party), Ilyas Ismailov (Adalat Party) and me. Discussions were held, but we did not reach any agreement. Now there will not be opposition group of MPs in the Parliament," Mustafa said.
Chairman of the opposition Umid Party Iqbal Aghazadeh, who became MP, told Trend that will not attend the meeting. According to him, he has no positions, which he could share with other opposition parties represented in the Parliament. Therefore, he did not attend this meeting.
Azerbaijan held the parliamentary elections Nov. 7. The voter turnout hit about 50.14 percent (roughly 2.48 million voters) in Azerbaijan, the CEC's Elections Information Center told Trend.
The CEC reported that 690 candidates were running for the parliamentary elections.
Parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan are held by the majority system in 125 constituencies. Previous parliamentary elections were held in November 2005.
Representatives of the Civil Solidarity Party, Great Establishment Party, National Revival Movement, Democratic Reforms Party, Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan, Civil Unity Party, Ana Vatan Party and the Social Prosperity Party received deputy mandates.