Conducting 6 October municipal elections will make its contribution to the upgrade of the democratic electoral traditions in Azerbaijan, the Deputy Chairman of ruling New Azerbaijan Party (NAP), MP Ali Ahmadov told Trend.
He stressed that despite that the elections are held not for whole country, NAP has basically prepared for this process. More than 2000 NAP candidates will participate in the elections. The party has conducted an efficient election campaign. On the one hand, the candidates themselves are popular in their election districts. And on the other hand, the candidates were once again presented to the voters in result of the campaign held by NAP. I consider that all these are the factors ensuring the victory of candidates of NAP, Ahmadov emphasized.
He voiced his confidence that NAP will overcome these elections. According to him, the elections will be observed by more than 4000 candidates. I consider that these elections will render assistance to the future development and improvement of the democratic election traditions of Azerbaijan, he stressed.
It should be mentioned that the new, repeat and additional municipal elections will be held on October 6. The elections cover 603 municipalities and will take place in 940 poling stations. Then number of the vacant places in the municipalities equals 1931 and voters nearly 810.000. For the number of the candidates, the first place is taken by NAP 2171.
The first constituent assembly of NAP was held on 21 November 1992 in Nakchivan Autonomous Republic (NAR). The Chairman of the NAR Supreme Assembly, ex-President of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev was elected the Leader of the party. Due to the issue that NAP gained most of deputy seats in 1995 parliamentary elections, it turned into the ruling party. NAP once again gained the victory in 2000 parliamentary elections, receiving 75 out of 124 seats. In addition, the party overcame in 2005 parliamentary elections. Presently NAP is chaired by the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev. NAP brings together more than 500.000 people.