Opposition MPs refusing from participation in Parliament keep their mandate

Politics Materials 9 December 2005 16:27 (UTC +04:00)

“The opposition MPs refusing from participation in Parliament did not address to the Central Election Committee (CEC) on anulment of mandate,” Natig Mammadov, the secretary of CEC, told Trend.

According to Mammadov, if the MPs refuse from mandate, they must address to CEC.

In its turn, CEC is due to solve the issue during 2 month i.e. take appropriate measures. None of the 6 opposition deputies submitted application to CEC.

“In this case the MPs keep their authorities. Non-participating in the sittings of Parliament, they demonstrate passive activities. It creates abnormal an indefinite situation. If they decided to refuse from mandate, they must turn to CEC officially. If they do not participate in the sittings, the Milli Majlis [Parliament] will take measures in regard to them in legal order,” Mammadov stressed.

The parties, the deputies of which refused from mandate, will not be represented in the election committees. According to Mammadov, CEC will be elected from the oppositionists sitting in the Milli Majlis.