вЂњRefusal from deputy mandate means disrespect in regard to electorate and nationвЂ™s will. It testifies that the people standing for refusal from mandate put their personal interests above the interests of the nation and electorate,вЂќ Azer Sariyev, the head of the Central Election Committee (CEC) told Trend.
Touching upon the refusal of the opposition MPs from participation in the work of the Milli Majlis [Parliament], he noted that the current situation was like the one formed in 2000, while personages changed. вЂњIn 2000 the representatives of the Popular Front of Azerbaijan Party (PFAP) received more mandates than other parties and agitated for participation in the work of the Parliament. Now they regard participation in the work of the Parliament as betrayal due to the lost at the current elections. The agitation intensified after the decision of the Constitution Court on annulment of the election results in the constituencies, where the representatives of the PFAP allegedly won. The agenda did not include similar statements before the decision of the Constitution Court,вЂќ Sariyev underlined.