Reason preventing PFPA-Musavat union is known
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 6 / Trend T. Hajiyev /
The reason, preventing the union of two opposition parties - the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan and the Musavat Party, is the reluctance of the last party to re-nominate a candidate for the presidency of the organization, the Azerbaijani People's Party leader Panah Huseynov told Trend.
"If Isa Gambar pretends for the post of the party chairman, the problem will be solved," he said.
Musavat head Isa Gambar proposed to unite the parties following the course of Rasulzadeh-Elchibey on July 15 at the 21st anniversary event of the Popular Front of Azerbaijan. The Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (PFPA) reacted first to the proposal.
Sulheddin Akbar, chairman of the majlis of the Musavat Party and Ibrahim Ibrahimli, member of the party resigned expressing the protest due to stalling the process of unification.
"The Musavat Party's charter may be revised. A ban may be reviewed to elect one person to the presidency more than twice. I think that the best variant is to elect co-chairmen of the united party at least for a transitional period. They may be Ali Kerimli - from the PFPA and Isa Gambar - from the Musavat Party. "All the problems will be solved in this situation. But, of course, these decisions can be made by the Congress of parties," he said.
He said that from a legal point of view the union between PFPA and Musavat will be a successor of the party, founded in 1911.
"The name will be the same - "Musavat". But it will be a new organization," he said.
The leader of the Azerbaijani National Party said that he will support the party's joining the process.
Azerbaijani Popular Front was established in 1989 during the national liberation movement in Azerbaijan. It was registered as a party in 1995. The party's ideology includes democracy, national ideas. The party occupies the right positions. After its chairman Abulfaz Elchibey died in August 2000, members of the party split into two camps for ideological reasons. As a result, the Azerbaijani Popular Front Party and the Classic Popular Front Party were created.
Musavat head Isa Gambar proposed to unite the parties following the course of Rasulzadeh-Elchibey on July 15 at the 21st anniversary event of the Popular Front of Azerbaijan. The Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan reacted first to the proposal.
Musavat Party was established in October 1911 in Baku. On May 28, 1918 in Tbilisi, Musavat Party together with several parties announced the independence of Azerbaijan. In connection with the occupation of Azerbaijan by the Red Army in 1920, Musavat Party proceeded to the secret activities.
The party was re-launched Nov. 7, 1992. Isa Gambar was elected chief of the party. A former parliamentary speaker, Gambar ran in the 2003 presidential elections. The party has four MPs in parliament.