Yeni Azerbaijan Party Won Municipal Elections Held on October 6

Politics Materials 14 October 2006 14:19 (UTC +04:00)

According to the preliminary results, the ruling party Yeni Azerbaijan (New Azerbaijan) won the re-run, by-election, first, and new municipal elections held on October 6, the press-service of Yeni Azerbaijan told Trendtoday.

According to the information obtained, during the elections, 59.74 percent out of the total 1.115 candidates run for the municipal elections from the ruling party were chosen to the members of the municipalities. The other places were distributed as follows: the supporter to the ruling party Ana Vatan (Motherland) party 5 persons (0.26 percent), the opposition parties = Azerbaijan`s National Independence Party - 8 persons (0.41 percent), Musavat party - 8 persons (0.41 percent), the Civil Solidarity party - 7 persons (0.36 percent), the United Party of People`s Front of Azerbaijan 6 persons (0.31 percent), the supporter to the ruling party The Social Welfare Party 10 percent (0.52 percent), independent candidates - 704 (36.48 percent).

The ruling party pointed out that these figures was announced by the Central Election Committee. Notably, over 2.000 candidates from Yeni Azerbaijan party participated in the municipal election campaign.

The first Constituent Congress of Yeni Azerbaijan was held in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan on November 21, 1992. Heydar Aliyev was chosen the Chairman of the Party then. As a result of gaining the majority of the MP`s mandates in Parliamentary Elections 2005, Yeni Azrbaija was turned to the ruling party. The Party won next parliamentary elections 2005 again. Seventy five seats out of the total 124 in the Milli Majlis (Parliament) were gained by the Party. The party also won Parliamentary Elections 2005. At present, the Chairman of the Party is Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev. More than 500.000 people are members of Yeni Azerbaijan.