Azerbaijan’s Opposition Bloc to Unite Opposition before Presidential Elections
Azerbaijan, Baku / Тrend corr S. Ilhamgizi / 'Our Azerbaijan' political bloc is suggesting establishing an opposition Democratic Elections Forum, a source at the bloc reported on 29 August.
An extended opposition union will enable democratic presidential elections, the Chairman of the bloc, Vugar Beyturan, said. In his opinion, a separated opposition will not be able to make authorities change the principle of forming election committees.
We suggest a consultative assembly, bloc Azadlyg, the Union for Democracy, and YeS to unite with the 'Our Azerbaijan' and the 'Way of Azerbaijan' political movement into the Democratic Election Forum," Beyturan said.
According to the Chairman, a split of the opposition is also promoted by disagreements regarding nominating a unified candidate from the opposition. "We should put aside such issues and establish a union involving all opposition forces," Beyturan said.
The 'Our Azerbaijan' bloc, which is an ally with the 'Way of Azerbaijan' political movement, unites eight opposition parties.