MP Sabir Rustamkhanly, the chairman of the Civil Solidarity Party, is unaware of the decision on protest against the new composition of the Central Election Committee (CEC), made by the political board, Anar Niftaliyev, the head of the press servcie of the party, told Trend.
He noted that after the 7 February decision by the Milli Majlis [Parliament] on incomlete formation of the Committee the party advised Almas Gahramanly, its representative at CEC, not to participate in the process. Our will is holding of the by-elections to parliament on 13 May 2006 by CEC of old format, as it included oppositionists. We had to come out with such position in this regard, he added.
According to Niftaliyev, Rustamkhanly, who was on visit to foreign country, was not aware of the decision by the political board, as the members of the board did not manage to connect with him by phone. This news was sent to his email. Niftaliyev did not exclude that Rustamkhanly would be dissatisfied with the decision by the political board at return after 15 February. Nevertheless, it will not affect the decision by the political board, he underlined.