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The ruling political party in Azerbaijan, YAP (“New Azerbaijan Party”), appealed to President Ilham Aliyev to dissolve the current parliament and call for early elections.
The statement released by the party acknowledges the importance of the reforms currently undergoing in the country. The party members agreed that the nation needs a new parliament which would boost the reforms.
Following the debate in the party, the parliament convened to discuss the issue. It voted 99 to 1 (with no abstention) to back the appeal.
“Early elections will help to modernise Azerbaijan’s legislature and speed up economic reforms in the country”, says member of the parliament, Samad Seyidov.
Under the current constitution, a snap election should be held within 60 days after the legislature is dissolved by a presidential decree.