Party chairman: Resignations at opposition parties after parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan related to financial difficulties
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 13 /Trend, T.Hajiyev/
Resignations at opposition parties after the parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan are related to financial difficulties, chairman of the opposition Civil Solidarity Party (SSP),
Sabir Rustamkhanli, told Trend, commenting on the recent resignations at the Musavat Party.
"The fact that the state does not fund political parties also has an impact on such processes. Political parties in Azerbaijan are not funded by the state, and after their establishment, the opposition parties experience financial difficulties. In this case, it is difficult to hold a party, its main driving force, activists - intellectuals and professionals. For several years, they have been at the party due to the enthusiasm, but over time these people want to return to their profession. Naturally, they want to take a more active role in society, they are tired of sitting on the fence," Rustamkhanli said.
Recently, Azerbaijani opposition Musavat Party's four functionaries Sulheddin Akbar, Ibrahim Ibrahimli, Adil Geybulla and Gabil Huseynli resigned from the party.
According to Rustamkhanli, the cause of resignations is also a lack of hope for the party's future.
"When the party will go to the elections, it is under question whether it could come to power, influence the processes in the society, and therefore, the resignations after the elections are a completely normal process at parties," said Rustamkhanli. According to him, this question affects the position occupied by the Musavat Party in recent years.
According to Rustamkhanli, unfortunately the opposition parties drop down one after another.
"Failure of opposition parties harms the country and our position. And therefore, I wish that the traditional opposition parties would not disappear from our political life. I do not want us to live in a society without opposition," said Rustamkhanli.
There are more than 60 political parties in Azerbaijan, of which 54 have passed state registration.