Azadliq not to join new opposition alliance

Azadliq not to join new opposition alliance
# 23 May 2007 16:18 (UTC +04:00)
Azadliq alliance refused to join the new alliance of opposition. The chairman of Bloc’s Chairs Board, chairman of the Party of Citizens and development Ali Aliyev told APA the request to join the new alliance was discussed in today’s meeting of Board of Chairs and refusal decision was made. “Azadliq bloc is enough successful so we will keep on functioning within it. But it does not mean we are against any bodies. We greet the unification of organizations and think that we can cooperate on different issues in the future”.
Sardar Jalaloghlu, chairman of Azerbaijan Democratic Party Organizing Committee for Conference told APA the postponement of signing of agreement is because of new alliance. Sardar Jalaloghlu said the agreement will be signed in the following days. As to Azadlig bloc’s position Sardar Jalaloghlu said it is the result of personal interests. “This decision shows that individual interest prevails over common interests. They have different interests from national interest. In the foreign countries, sometimes democratic opposition agrees with armed opposition. But Azerbaijan has very individualized society but I think this initiative will be advanced,” he said.
According to him, Isa Gambar, Eldar Namazov, Chingiz Dairoghlu, Etibar Mammadov held a joint meeting at the headquarters of Musavat Party. Araz Alizada also joined the meeting. Akif Sahbazov, head of Open society party could not take part at the meeting. The meeting debated the foundation of new alliance.
“We think we will be able to establish alliance as participants of the meting accepts each one. We do not think to expand the alliance. But it should be better to make left, centrist and right wing oppositionists participate in the alliance.”/APA/
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