The Deputy Chairman of Umid Party for Press Affairs, Anvar Agayev, informed Trend that Igbal Agazade will only be a candidate for the position of chairman of the party during the 3rd congress of the party scheduled for March 2007. He said that elections will be held for the posts of chairman of the party, high bodies of the party, as well as deputy chairs which will be appointed during congress. A number of changes will be made to the structure of the party and the number of deputy chairs will be increased.
The present chairman of the party, Igbal Agazade, will again put his candidature forward for this post. Presently there are no other claims for the post of chairman. The main attention at congress will be paid to the presidential elections in 2008. A decision will be made to put the candidature of the Chairman of Umid Party, Igbal Agazade, forward for the presidential elections. In 2002 the Civil Unity Party headed by Igbal Agazade combined with opposition Umid Party. Igbal Agazade is a member of the Azerbaijani Parliament.