Politics

24 October 2005 [14:15]

Armenian troops break again the ceasefire regime

The Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan announced that armed forces of Armenia violated the ceasefire regime on Sunday, October 23.
24 October 2005 [13:32]

More candidates withdraw from the campaign

For the last two days 31 candidates withdrew their candidacy. APA was informed about it from the “Elections” Information Center of the Central Election Commission (CEC).
24 October 2005 [12:54]

Brothers of ex-minister Farhad Aliyev are being pushed out from high echelons of power

One brother looses his job as a head of the Construction and Park Economy Department of the mayor’s office. Another brother once of a sudden gets ill and withdraws his candidacy with less than two weeks remaining to the elections.
24 October 2005 [12:23]

President signs a program on development of communications and IT for 2005-2008

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev signed a decree adopting the State Program on development of communications and information technologies of Azerbaijan for 2005-2008 (E - Azerbaijan).
24 October 2005 [12:08]

Ex-ministers received court's sentence

Ex-ministers Aliyev and Insanov are sentenced to spend three months in jail. Ex-minister of Finances is choosing himself lawyers.
24 October 2005 [12:02]

Freedom House: restrictions might doubt the elections

October 21, 2005 -- With less than three weeks until parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan, the authorities’ restrictions on a range of rights cast serious doubt on the ability of average Azeri citizens to enjoy a free and fair vote on November 6, Freedom House said today.
24 October 2005 [12:00]

Ombudsman of Azerbaijan visits Ganja

Elmira Suleymanova, the Ombudsman of Azerbaijani, visited Ganja city and held a meeting with the local population on Saturday, October 22. This was already the 13th in line, as she organized similar events in other districts.
23 October 2005 [18:42]

Azadliq block's demonstration failed - UPDATED

October 23 – the date when Azadliq political block’s attempted to run an unsanctioned demonstration and failed to do so because of an absence of people.
22 October 2005 [22:49]

Director General of “Ganja Clayey Soil” Production Union, Gismat Hasanov arrested

The director general of “Ganja Clayey Soil” production Union (PU) and a close relative of the former minister of economic development Farhad Aliyev, Gismat Hasanov was arrested yesterday.
22 October 2005 [22:35]

Ex-minister of Economical Development is sentenced to spend three months in jail

Farhad Aliyev arrested last week was sentenced today by a court to spend three months in jail.
22 October 2005 [16:08]

146 candidates will campaign to be elected to Supreme Majlis of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic

There will be 45 election precincts opened on the territory of the autonomous republic.
22 October 2005 [15:55]

Kyrgyztan joins Azerbaijan in cooperation with Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

Kyrgyzstan supports the steps taken by Azerbaijan for removal of the isolation of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”, said Arslan Maleyev, the head of the Kyrgyz parliamentary delegation currently visiting Girna city of the Northern Cyprus.
22 October 2005 [14:29]

Rasul Guliev: "On Monday I will tell everybody why I was unable to come home"

An exclusive interview of Day.az correspondent with the ex-speaker and the leader of the Democratic Party of Azerbaijan Rasul Guliev.
22 October 2005 [13:54]

Arkadi Gukasyan: ”Sooner or later Azerbaijan will have to start talks with Nagorno Karabakh”

“The Republic Nagorno Karabakh is de-facto democratic country”, stated the Head of separatist regime in Nagorno Karabakh Arkadi Gukasyan in his interview to Russian television in Khankendi.
22 October 2005 [13:22]

4523 local and 224 foreign elections observers registered by CEC

5260 citizens applied to the Central Election Commission (CEC) for observing the parliamentary elections", informed the pres service of the CEC.
22 October 2005 [13:12]

Azadliq political block stays firm in his decision to rally even inspite of police warning

The Mayor’s Office of Baku did not sanction the “Azadlig” bloc to hold a rally-march on traditional routes on 23 October. The press service of the bloc informs that the Head of the Executive Power of Baku Hajibala Abutalibov said that he will authorize the rally only if it is held in one of the five routes suggested by the Mayor’s Office.
22 October 2005 [12:49]

AzTV limits paid broadcast time for candidates to three minutes

All of paid air time till November 5 of the “Azerbaijan Television and Radio Telecasts” Closed Joint-Stock Company reserved for Parliamentary candidates has been distributed informed the director of the department of the TV company Rafig Karimov.
22 October 2005 [12:46]

EU delegation will visit Azerbaijan on October 27

The delegation will consist of EU special representative for the South Caucasus Heike Talvitie, special representative of British government who chairs the EU for the South Caucasus Brian Faull, head of British Foreign Ministry’s Eastern Department Simon Smith, European Commission delegate Kurt Yuul, representative of Austrian Foreign Ministry, ambassador Gerer.
22 October 2005 [11:46]

Two Italian observation missions will follow the Parliamentary elections on November 6

Press service of the Italian embassy in Azerbaijan informed today that Italy is planning to send two observation missions to follow the parliamentary elections scheduled for 6 November.
22 October 2005 [11:41]

Petition of 500 candidates calls to employ inking during elections

Three days passing since Andreas Gross has spoken on advantages of using ink stamping to mark voted persons his idea was seconded by 500 candidates who signed a petition asking to employ the inking of fingers during the voting process.
21 October 2005 [20:03]

Independent leads 16,1 percents over Isa Gambar in candidates race

An independent candidate from the second Narimnov voting precinct number 20 Adil Aliyev continues in the candidate race in the same precinct with the leader of the oppositional Musavat party Isa Gambar.
21 October 2005 [17:52]

Ali Insanov turns to be donor of the coup attempt

The Ministry of National Security informed that in the process of investigation has been discovered that the ex-minister of Finance Fikret Yusifov entrusted by Rasul Guliev constantly met with Ali Insanov who agreed to finance the coup.
21 October 2005 [16:35]

Statement of Day.Az editorial office

On October 20 Day.Az information agency spread the news that the President of Azebraijan Ilham Aliyev dismissed the Minister of Education Misir Mardanov and the Minister of Labor and Social Security Ali Nagiev.
21 October 2005 [15:42]

Fried tells the condition for US to recognize results of November 6 elections

“United States will accept the results of the Parliamentary elections if the difference between official results and results of exit-polls will not exceed two percents”.
21 October 2005 [15:03]

The information on the arrest of the Head of "Azerkimya" is not confirmed yet - UPDATED

Today was arrested the head of “Azerkimya” [Azeri Chemistry] concern and a deputy of the Parliament of Azerbaijan Republic Fikret Sadychov.
21 October 2005 [14:42]

Mann clarifies position of official Washington on the solution of Karabakh conflict

The OSCE Minsk Group US co-chair, the chief advisor and the US State Secretary special envoy on Nagorny Karabakh and Euro-Asian conflicts Steven Mann who arrived on Wednesday evening in Baku held a press conference on October 20.
21 October 2005 [14:13]

Misir Mardanov rebuffs the fact of his resignation

Misir Mardanov, the Minister of Education rebuffed the information about his resignation and arrest spread yesterday by the media.
21 October 2005 [13:51]

The Parliament adopts budget for year 2006

13 bills including the budget package were adopted today on the session of the Milli Majlis (Parliament).
21 October 2005 [13:25]

New Minister of Economical Development plans to set changes in the structure of the ministry

“Structural and personnel changes are on their way for the Ministry of Economic Development,” said newly appointed Minister of Economic Development Heydar Babayev.
21 October 2005 [11:13]

High ranking member of the ruling party comments on chances of the opposition in the upcoming elections

Opposition's stands are weak among people and it will not be able to gain their votes, thinks the deputy of an executive secretary of the ruling Yeni Azerbaijan [New Azerbaijan] Party Siyavush Novruzov.
20 October 2005 [21:45]

Two oppositional leaders meet in Kiev, Ukraine

Rasul Guliev leader of the Democratic Party of Azerbaijan has met with the chairman of Musavat Party Isa Gambar while visiting Kiev,Ukraine.
20 October 2005 [20:44]

President of Azpetrol will spend 2 months in jail

The president of Azpetrol Company Rafik Aliyev was sentenced today for 2 months of imprisonment.
20 October 2005 [19:01]

President's Executive Administrator fired

One more official looses his post today.
20 October 2005 [17:02]

New Minister of Health appointed

President of Azerbaijan republic signed a decree appointing Oktay Shiraliyev a new Minister of Health.
20 October 2005 [16:55]

Ministers Ali Nagiyev and Misir Mardanov dismissed

President of Azebraijan dismissed the Minister of Education Misir Mardanov and the Minister of Labor and Social Security Ali Nagiev.
20 October 2005 [15:45]

Minister of Health dismissed and arrested

The information that Minister of Health Ali Insanov was dismissed came about two hours ago. And recently we acquired news that he was arrested as well.
20 October 2005 [14:36]

Farhad Aliyev is arrested - UPDATED

Ex-minister of the Ministry of the Economical Development is accused of appropriating and embezzling state property, misuse of his position, readiness to support an instability and preparation of a coup.
20 October 2005 [14:14]

US State Secretary assistant Daniel Fried delivers a speech at the Baku State University

Fried who arrived Wednesday evening visited today at 11 a.m. the Baku State University. In his speech he expressed his hopes for the fair elections to bring Azerbaijan new opportunities on cooperation with the US and Europe.
20 October 2005 [12:13]

Rasul Guliev has been released - UPDATED

Today noon the Jeleznodorojni district court announced that Guliev will not be extraditioned and is free to go.
20 October 2005 [12:00]

Political blocks Azadlig and Yeni Siyaset [New Politics] plan to send common candidates to the elections

A special Coordinating Commission is being set up to coordinate selection of common candidates for the Azadlig and the Yeni Siyaset [New Politics] blocks. The candidates will be selected on the basis of a mutual agreement between the blocks.
20 October 2005 [11:56]

67 candidates leave the campaign for the November 6 parliamentary elections

67 candidates are gone leaving only 1993 to continue the candidacy race that will culminate on the parliamentary elections on November 6
20 October 2005 [11:23]

Though placed in hospital, Guliyev will have to participate in the announcement of the court's verdict

The Jeleznodorojni District Court of Simferopl will announce its verdict at 12:00pm [Baku time].
20 October 2005 [07:15]

Head of the OSCE Baku Office expresses his deep concern over mass detentions in Azerbaijan

"With parliamentary elections just two weeks away, we call upon the Government to immediately justify the necessity of the operations carried out by security forces in order to avoid further aggravation of the already tense political atmosphere in Azerbaijan," Ambassador Pavesi
20 October 2005 [07:00]

Ilham Aliyev: Rasul Guliev is a representative of an international mafia

The President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev commented yesterday on a situation around supposed arrival of the exiled leader of the Democratic Party in Azerbaijan.
20 October 2005 [06:28]

Georgian President Michail Saakashvili invites Asif Mollahzade to visit Georgia

Michail Saakashvili in his letter to the Chairman of Democratic Reforms Party invited the last to participate in a forum and a grand ceremony dedicated to the second aniversary of the "rose revolution" in Georgia.
19 October 2005 [21:27]

Visit program of Daniel Fried, the U.S. State Secretary Assistant on European and Eurasian Issues is settled

The highlights of the visit will be meeting with the President of Azerbaijan Republic and discussion of such topics as bilateral relations, the current pre-election situation and a settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
19 October 2005 [20:54]

President of Azpetrol Rafig Aliyev and a Turkish businessman arrested while boarding a flight Baku - Istanbul

The Ministry of the National Security also confirms the arrest of the Minister of Foreign Economic Relations Nidjat Guliyev.
19 October 2005 [20:27]

George W. Bush sent a message to the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev

President of the United States in his message indicates that the fair path of the Parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan is very important to the farther continuation of cooperation between two countries.
19 October 2005 [19:32]

Court of Jeleznodorojni district met today to make a decision on Rasul Guliev's extradition

Today was the first day of the trial on the chairman of the oppositional Democratic Party of Azerbaijan Rasul Guliev, detained by the International Police in the airport of Simferopl,Ukraine.
19 October 2005 [19:10]

Azeri politicians comment on the resignation of the Minister of Economical Development

Azeri politicians comment on the resignation of the Minister of Economical Development Farhad Aliyev and the possibility of him joining the opposition camp.
19 October 2005 [18:04]

Ministry of National Security is searching for Farhad Aliyev in order to arrest him

Currently goes a special opperation by the the MNS to find and arrest the ex-minister.
19 October 2005 [17:33]

Armenian Forces open fire on Azerbaijan's position

Armenian forces opened fire on Azerbaijan positions located near the Chiragli village in Agdam region.
19 October 2005 [17:26]

Gyunduz Mammadov is appointed chairman of the State Committee on Securities

First deputy chairman of the State Committee on Securites is now appointed chairman of the same institution
19 October 2005 [17:16]

Parliamentary elections are on the agenda of plenary session of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe

The Parliamentary Elections are going to be discussed on October 21-22 on the plenary session of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe.
19 October 2005 [16:57]

44 foreign journalists are accredited to cover November 6 Parliamentary Elections

The Central Election Committee continues issuing accreditation for foreign media representatives
19 October 2005 [15:59]

Heydar Babayev is appointed on the post of the Minister of Economical Development

The post of the Minister of Economic Development was vacant only for a few hours.
19 October 2005 [15:16]

President dismisses Farhad Aliyev, the minister of Economical Development

President Aliyev dismissed today the Minister of Economic Development Farhad Aliyev.
19 October 2005 [13:13]

Representative of self proclaimed republic accuses the Washington Post

Washington based representative of self proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Vardan Barseghian accuses the Washington Post of misrepresenting information on the causes of the War in Karabakh.
19 October 2005 [12:09]

Gross advocates ink

Andreas Gross is sure - the government will make a decision on use of inking to mark voters during parliamentary elections.
19 October 2005 [02:29]

Report on pre-election situation will come out within two weeks

15 observation groups work on the territory of Azerbaijan sending reports every day. The information acquired will be included in the final third report.
18 October 2005 [22:12]

Trial on Rasul Guliev's extradition starts tomorrow

Guliev’s case will be reviewed by the court of Jeleznodorojni district tomorrow
18 October 2005 [22:09]

Guliev's extradition gambling drags on

The Ukrainian Minister of Internal Affairs shifts responsibility for making the decision on General Prosecutor who is to be appointed yet.
18 October 2005 [20:45]

Georgia's minister delays his visit to Azerbaijan

Georgia's minister for conflict resolution Georgi Khaindrava postpones his visits to Akhiska Turks living in Sabirabad and Saatli regions.
18 October 2005 [16:28]

Rasul Guliev may loose the candidate immunity

Chairman of the Central Elections Commission says that it is possible.
18 October 2005 [15:28]

Police tightens the grip

Secretary of Azadlyg elections coalition and some other opposition members detained
17 October 2005 [18:47]

Democratic Party leader arrested - UPDATED

Rasul Guliyev was arrested today in Simferopol, Ukraine.
17 October 2005 [18:20]

Report on Rasul Guliyev’s arrival in Azerbaijan - UPDATED

Rasul Guliyev refused to board the plane leaving Simferopol,Ukraine
17 October 2005 [13:19]

Turkish Cypriots call EU to be unbiased

Nothern Cyprus expresses its concern regarding negative attitude of European Union towards Azerbaijan
17 October 2005 [10:54]

Norwegian Ambassador forecasts Guliyev’s arrival

Steiner Gil describes four basic scenarios on how the situation may unfold today.
17 October 2005 [02:33]

Ramil Usubov warns that clashes in the airport possible

Rasul Guliev - exiled leader of the Democratic party of Azerbaijan arrives on October 17 at 4 p.m. at Heydar Aliyev Airport. Law enforcement units will attempt to keep opposition off the territory of the airport.
08 October 2005 [14:02]

Ambassador Geert Arens: “Mechanism of elector’s cards does not guarantee prevention of one person’s voting 2-3 times”

The ANIP Leader Etibar Mammadov received the head of the OSCE long-term observation mission in Azerbaijan ambassador Geert Ahrens and expert of the mission on political issues Rafaella Matey in his election headquarters yesterday.
08 October 2005 [13:41]

PACE president: “We believe elections in Azerbaijan will be democratic and fair”

The President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Rene Van Der Linden noted the importance of holding democratic elections in Azerbaijan with the existing Elections Code.
08 October 2005 [13:39]

PACE Secretary General Terry Davis advocates voter’s list contain addresses

Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe Terry Davis advocates voter’s lists contain addresses.
08 October 2005 [13:38]

Doros Kristodoulides: “We want normalization of relations between Azerbaijan and Cyprus”

“We want normalization of relations between Azerbaijan and Cyprus”.
08 October 2005 [13:35]

Mauricio Pavesi not to feel like commenting on authority-opposition dialogue

Though “Azadlig” bloc said that it insists on holding protest action outside J.Jabbarli statute on 9 October, the authority stated it will not sanction it.