Opposition MP Sardar Jalaloghli: No Opposition to Build Classic Democratic Struggle in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan`s opposition does not observe six principles of classic democratic movement, Sardar Jalaloghli, Deputy Chairman of Azerbaijan`s Democratic Party told Trend.
We do not observe six principles of classic democratic movement which were set by American sociologist Jinn Sharp. These principles were worked out as a result of the democratic struggle carried out by Mahatma Gandi and others, told Jalaloghli.
Mr. Jalaloghli told that it is theoretically impossible to peacefully reach power change in any country if not to follow these principles consequently. Answering the question whether the Azerbaijani opposition could put these principles into practice, Mr. Jalaloghli said that he thinks they have not been brought home to everybody in the Azerbaijan reality. The aims of some people under the name of opposition are not to peaceful struggle, but create a visibility of their carrying out this struggle. It is very difficult to apply classic methods in Azerbaijan, since there is no opposition in Azerbaijan which could build democratic struggle in a classic sense of the word, told. Mr. Jalaoghli.
According to the opposition MP, until the Azerbaijani opposition does not apply these methods, no one can hope on any struggle.
The Democratic Party of Azerbaijan was established in 1991. The first Chairman of the party was just Sardar Jalaloghli. After Adalyat (Equity) party`s Chairman Ilyas Ismayilov`s joining the Democratic Party in 1996, he was elected the Chairman of the Party. But after the Ecology Fund`s joining the Democratic Party, the institute of co-chairmanship was founded in 1998. Rasul Guliyev was the Chairman of the ecology Fund at that moment. Thus, Mr. Ismalilov and R. Guliyev became Co-Chairmen of the Party. After Mr. Ismayilov`s establishing new Adalyat party in 2000, Mr. Guliyev was chosen the only Chairman of the Party. It should be mentioned that the Democratic Party of Azerbaijan is a member of the political bloc Azadlig.