JUSTICE MINISTRY REGISTERS 8 POLITICAL PARTIES
Eight political parties have been registered at the Azerbaijani Justice Ministry. They are parties of Freedom, Democratic Reforms, Evolution, Progress of Azerbaijan, Great Azerbaijan, Great Establishment, and the Popular Front for Civil Solidarity. Their documents were
registered after they were brought in line with the notes and recommendations of the Ministry.
Besides, over 50 new non-governmental organizations were registered. The irregularities were found in the documents of the Popular Front of Azerbaijan Party (classics), while they proposed the party to inject changes in its name in connection with functioning of an organization with the same name.
The Justice Ministry notes that as a result of simplification of registration procedures in 2004 the number of legal entities, which passed state registration, grew 46% as compared with previous year and reached 5110.
Thanks to attraction of foreign investments to economy the number of commercial legal entities with foreign capital grew 41% and the tendency was maintained in 2005. Simultaneously, the number of non-governmental organizations which have undergone state registration rose 64% in 2004 as compared to previous year, while this year it doubled and comprised 200.
Thus far, 1900 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and 50 political parties have been registered and 2150 media units have been established in Azerbaijan.