Azerbaijan, Baku / corr. Trend I.Alizadeh / MP Fazil Gazanfaroglu, the Chairman of the Azerbaijani Great Establishment Party, stated on 22 June that the negotiations on establishing a new Azerbaijani Deputies' Union, representing the opposition, are being held.
The MP noted that they could not keep operating the opposition Deputies Group established at the Milli Majlis (Azerbaijani Parliament) due to the opposition camp not being united and having different political interests.
All deputies representing the opposition as well as those of the Musavat Party should be united within the program. No results will be achieved in separated groups, the MP added. Due to this reason the negotiations are being held by the deputies. The format of the union might be determined by the beginning of the Parliament's autumn session.
Gazanfaroglu stressed that the changes should be introduced to the Charter by the Parliament's Deputies. The fraction cannot be created from twenty-five Deputies, and the number of Deputies should therefore be decreased from twenty-five to twelve.
Two groups representing the opposition, the Mukhalifat and the Musavat Parties (later Mukhalifat suspended its functioning), were organized in the Parliament after the Parliamentary elections in 2005.