Leader of Opposition Party Considers Proposal of Largest Azerbaijani Alliance Azadlyg on Formation of Election Commission to be Unacceptable
Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. S.Ilhamgizi / MP Igbal Agazadeh, the Chairman of the Umid Party, stated on 30 July that the Party had developed a draft on the changes and supplements in the Election Code and submitted it to the political parties and representatives of international organizations. The draft proposes to form the Central Election Commission equally, 9 members of the ruling party and 9 members of opposition parties.
Agazadeh stated that the formation of the Election Commission from representatives of the parties, which represented at the latest Parliamentary elections on the principle of equality, was the most favorable alternative. "We propose to elect 9 representatives from the ruling New Azerbaijan Party and Ana Vatan Party and 9 representatives from the opposition Democratic Party of Azerbaijan, National Independent Party of Azerbaijan, Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan, Social Democratic Party of Azerbaijan, Liberal Party, Citizen and Development Party, Musavat and Umid parties, which attended the latest Parliamentary elections," Agazadeh said.
The MP added that the Party's draft proposal will be submitted to the corresponding commissions of Parliament as soon as the autumn Parliament session begins. The Party will hold discussions in September. Agazadeh will also take part in the discussions of the Election Code and meetings with the participation of international organizations and the Azerbaijani Government, which will be held in Baku.
Agazadeh considers the draft proposal developed by Azadlyg bloc to be unacceptable. Azadlyg had proposed that the Election Commission be formed from the New Azerbaijan Party, National Independent Party of Azerbaijan, Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan, Democratic Party, Liberal Party and Musavat.
According to the MP, the proposal of Azadlyg is unacceptable. Agazadeh believes the candidates cannot gain votes if they will not unite within the parties, in particular Azadlyg unites three parties -DPA, PFPA and Musavat, and New Policy - SDPA, LPA, NIPA. "The parliamentary elections were not held in proportional conditions. The juridical base of the proposal of the Azadlyg party does not correspond to the reality of the present," MP noted.
Umid was founded in 1993. The Citizen Unity Party joined Umid in 2002. The chairman of the party is MP Igbal Agazadeh.