UN mission in Ukraine has no powers to assess situation in Crimea, diplomats noteWorld September 25, 21:11
Gentlefan continues: Manchester United fans to get raincoats ahead of encounter with CSKASport September 25, 20:30
US-led coalition denies charges of US units leading Syrian 'opposition' through IS linesWorld September 25, 18:49
Supplies of S-400 systems to Turkey may begin within two yearsMilitary & Defense September 25, 18:14
Ukraine involved in illegal arms deliveries to South Sudan — Amnesty InternationalWorld September 25, 18:01
Russian general's death in Syria result of US double-dealing in war on terror — diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 25, 17:42
Russia's top diplomat says conditions in Syria ripe for defeating terroristsRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 25, 17:07
Russian envoy notes US actions in Syria as Washington's true colors on anti-terror policyRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 25, 17:00
Economy minister believes new technologies will drive Russia’s economyBusiness & Economy September 25, 16:50
BAKU, August 18 (Itar-Tass) - Azerbaijan’s opposition has organised a protest action in the capital in support of free presidential elections.
The protest action has been organised by the National Council for Democratic Forces that unites several opposition parties, including Musavat, the People’s Front and the Liberal Party.
The protest action involved up to 2,500 people, who provided support for a candidate nominated by the united opposition - famous film writer Rustam Ibragimbekov.
Musavat Party chairman, Isa Gambar, said the party was planning to discuss another candidate on Monday, August 19. This is related to the fact that when Ibragimbekov’s registration can arouse problems due to his double citizenship. Under legislation, a citizen, who lives in Azerbaijan more than 10 years, can run for presidency. A month ago Ibragimbekov gave an application to deprive him of Russia’s citizenship. But the procedure requires the time that he can lack to be registered by the Central Election Commission of Azerbaijan.
Meanwhile, Gambar said, “The opposition intends to nominate a single candidate and it is convinced in its victory.”
The participants in the protest action took a resolution to urge the authorities to create conditions for democratic presidential elections and to give equal possibilities for all candidates. No incidents have been reported.
The presidential elections in Azerbaijan will be held on October 9. Till now the CEC approved 12 candidates, including incumbent Azerbaijani President Ilkham Aliyev, who was nominated by the ruling party Eni Azerbaijan (New Azerbaijan).