The decision by the Azerbaijan National Independence Party (ANIP), led by Etibar Mammadov, on participation in the by-elections to parliament is valid, Rashad Bayramov, the organizing secretary of ANIP, told Trend .
He noted that they did not discuss participation in the 13 May 2006 by-elections, as this process was continuation of the 6 November 2005 parliamenatry elections. During the ANIP leaderships tours related to preparation for congress, they studyied the opinions of the members of the regional branches on participation in the by-elections to parliament. The heads of the regional branches underlined necessity of participation in the by-elections, Bayramov added.
As to preparation for the congress, Bayramov said that the meeting had been held in 50 regional branches so far. In weekend the events will be organized in the zones Shaki-Gakh-Balakan-Zagatala and Khyzy-Siyazan-Davachi-Guba-Gusar.