Parliament leaves unanswered appeal by Musavat party

Politics Materials 16 January 2006 15:22 (UTC +04:00)

Musavat party sent to the parliament on the formation of the Central Elections Commission, Arif Hajili, the deputy chairman of the party told Trend.

Hajili also said that they want the ruling party and opposition to be represented at the CEC on parity basis. However, our appeal to the parliament in this respect was left unanswered, he stressed.

The first vice-speaker, Ziyafat Asgarov, regarded the proposal by opposition as illegal. Asgarov said that a proposal on the repeated formation of the CEC on parity basis could not be acceptable. Adopting the Elections Code in 2003 the Venice Commission the opposition voiced its attitude towards the issue. It was resolved that after the 2005 parliamentary elections the composition of the CEC should be comprised of 18 people, he underlined.