From ruling New Azerbaijan Party (NEP), 1520 candidates have been registered for the repeat municipal elections scheduled for October 6, 2006, Azer Sariyev, the head of the press-service of Central Electoral Commission (CEC), told Trend.
NAP has put forward candidatures of about 2000 persons for the municipal elections. Besides, there are several members of the party who individually participate in the elections.
Sariyev noted that at the moment NAP leads in the registration of the candidates. The number of registered candidates who arent members of any parties has reached 1327. 18 candidates have been registered from Ana Vatan Party, 17 - Azerbaijan Popular Front Party, 14 - Azerbaijan National Independence Party, 12 - Unified Azerbaijan Popular Front Party, 11 - Social Welfare Party, 11 Musavat Party, 11 - Great Establishment Party, 8 - Umid Party, 6 - Democratic Reforms Party, 5 - Adalat Party, 5 Civil Unity Party, 4 other parties.