Leaders of Azerbaijani opposition parties not to make mutual concessions
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 6 / Trend E. Mehdiyev /
Leaders of Azerbaijani political parties believe that the so-called Public Chamber will fail to nominate a single candidate at the presidential elections.
The presidential candidates in the so-called Public Chamber have never supported each other, Vahdat party chairman Tahir Kerimli told Trend today.
"It is known that presidential candidates Isa Gambar and Ali Kerimli are from the main political forces of the so-called Public Chamber," he said. "But they have never supported each other before. Even during the presidential elections in 2003, Ali Kerimli supported Etibar Mammadov, rather than Isa Gambar. It is obvious that the parties will not yield each other."
He added that the issue of a single candidate has been raised for a long time.
While expressing the attitude to hold the primary elections to determine a single candidate, the party chairman said that it is impossible in Azerbaijan.
He said that the primary elections can be held in a country with open parties.
"The activity of political parties is not advertised in Azerbaijan, so the primary elections can be held within the parties. But it is hopeless. I do not believe that it is possible to determine a single candidate for president through primary elections in Azerbaijan."
Azadliq party chairman Ahmed Oruj also believes that the so-called Public Chamber is so weak that it can not even discuss a simple issue - a single candidate.
Orudj said that he does not believe in their great success in this direction.
Regarding the primary elections, the party chairman said that they must be conducted not only among the representatives of the so-called Public Chamber, but also among the candidates of the democratic camp.
"They will not agree with this variant," he said. "They create a view that supposedly there are only two candidates from the Azerbaijani opposition - Isa Gambar and Ali Kerimli. But this does not reflect reality. More serious candidates are out of the process."