Opposition parties negotiate over uniting in new alliance

Opposition parties negotiate over uniting in new alliance
# 19 May 2007 11:07 (UTC +04:00)
The leaders first meet in the office of Social Forum for Azerbaijan.
Musavat leader Isa Gambar, president of Social Forum for Azerbaijan Eldar Namazov, chief of Open Society Party Akif Shahbazov as a representative of Rasul Guliyev, representative of the leader of Azerbaijan National Independence Party Etibar Mammadov, chief of Progress Party Chingiz Demiroglu participated in the meeting.
Serdar Jalaloglu offered to admit chief of Azerbaijan Popular Front Party Ali Kerimli and leader of National Unity Movement Lale Shovket to the alliance.
“Setting up coordination center of opposition forces was debated at the meeting. An agreement was reached on involving other opposition leaders in this process and establishing a larger opposition alliance. The process continues. I appealed to Azadliq alliance with regard to it. The alliance will debate it next week. If the proposal is accepted common coordinating center of Azerbaijani opposition will be set up. The board will debate on the issues such as elections and pass common decisions,” he said.
Serdar Jalaloglu said the meetings are unofficial.
“There is divergence among the opposition parties at present. If we state that we are ready to negotiate with the authorities despite divergences in the positions, why not to be together with opposition parties,” he said.
Jalaloglu considers it necessary to find a new way for exchange of views concerning the elections. /APA/
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