Politics

15 October 2008 [16:42]

Armenian expert Stepan Grigoryan: "The Minsk group may be dissolved due to worsening of relations between Russia and the United States"

An Armenian expert does not rule out that the OSCE Minsk Group will be dissolved.
15 October 2008 [11:47]

Yeni Azerbaijan party plans to hold actions upon completion of presidential elections

The Yeni Azerbaijan ruling party will initiate actions by results of presidential elections within an hour following the closing of the voting stations, at 20:00 Baku time, said spokesman for the party Huseyn Pashayev.
15 October 2008 [11:02]

Elmar Mamedyarov: "EU should intensify efforts to ensure security and mutual understanding in the Caucasus"

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mamedyarov received a delegation led by Marie Anne Ishler Begen, chairman of the interparliamentary commission of EU-Azerbaijan cooperation.
15 October 2008 [10:30]

Azerbajani FM receives head of OSCE observers mission

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mamedyarov received a delegation, led by ODIHR director Yanesh Lenarchik, reported the press service for the Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan.
14 October 2008 [16:56]

Center of Cooperation of Opposition appeals to Baku mayor's office with a request to sanction a meeting

On October 14 the Center of Cooperation of Opposition appealed to the Mayor's office with a request to sanction a protest, planned to be held on October 18, said head of the central office of the Musavat party Arif Hajili.
14 October 2008 [16:00]

Green Party of Azerbaijan obtains status of observer under European Green Party

The Green Party of Azerbaijan has received an official status of observer under the Green Party of Europe, said party co-chairman Mais Gulaliyev.
14 October 2008 [14:55]

ANCA chairman accuses Matthew Bryza of rejection of the US position on the Karabakh issue

"Bryza's statement about Nagorno Karabakh's belonging to Azerbaijan is completely wrong", said head of the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) Ken Khachikyan.
14 October 2008 [14:13]

Azerbaijan Democratic Party to hold zonal sessions in the regions

The Democratic Party of Azerbaijan plans to hold zonal sessions in the regions following the presidential elections, said party chairman Sardar Jalaloghlu.
14 October 2008 [13:58]

Peter Semneby: "EU believes that elections in Azerbaijan will be free and democratic"

On October 14 EU special envoy on the South Caucasus Peter Semneby met with Mazahir Panakhov, chairman of the Central Electoral Commission of Azerbaijan, reports Day.Az with reference to the independent press center.
14 October 2008 [11:28]

Azerbaijani servicemen to attend nine month trainings at US Academy of Marine Forces

Azerbaijani servicemen will attend trainings at the US academy of the marine forces, located in San Antonio under a bilateral plan of cooperation, reports the press service for the Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan.
14 October 2008 [11:20]

Azerbaijani Intellectuals Movement creates organizations in regions

The Azerbaijan Intellectuals Movement has created organizations in southern regions of Azerbaijan, said movement chairman Eldeniz Guliyev.
14 October 2008 [11:14]

October 15 nonworking day in Azerbaijan

The day of voting - October 15 has been declared a nonworking day in Azerbaijan, reports Day.Az with reference to the independent press center.
14 October 2008 [10:46]

Armenians violate ceasefire in five regions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on October 13 and 14.
14 October 2008 [10:36]

OSCE representative: "Prospects for progress on Karabakh conflict appear rather limited in 2008"

"It is still too early to make a comprehensive assessment of the implications of the Georgian crisis for the other protracted conflicts," said Heikki Talvitie, Special Envoy of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office.
14 October 2008 [10:12]

Eldar Jahangirov: "The next five years will be stable"

Day.Az interview with famous political scientist Eldar Jahangirov.
14 October 2008 [09:43]

Musavat party considers that global economic crisis is dangerous for Azerbaijan

Musavat party discussed the global economic crisis and its possible influence on the Azerbaijani economy at its session yesterday.
14 October 2008 [09:35]

Democratic Party of Azerbaijan: "Matthew Bryza's recent statements may promote the soonest resolution of the Karabakh issue"

The Democratic Party of Azerbaijan held a regular session, reports Day.Az with reference to the press service for the party.
14 October 2008 [09:12]

Yeni Azerbaijan party completes agitation campaign under the slogan "To the future with Ilham"

According to the new amended electoral code, the Yeni Azerbaijan party completed the agitation campaign on Monday, reports Day.Az with reference to the press service for the party.
13 October 2008 [17:16]

Democratic Reforms Party arranges training for observers of presidential elections

Observers from the Party of Democratic Reforms will observe the presidential elections in Azerbaijan in most constituencies.
13 October 2008 [17:00]

Presidential elections and the final argument of the Center of Cooperation of Opposition

"Voting is a holy sacrament of democracy", US Catholic theologian Theodore Herberg once said.
13 October 2008 [16:49]

Azerbaijani CEC accredits 1220 international observers for presidential elections

1220 international observers have been accredited in the Central Electoral Commission of Azerbaijan to watch the presidential elections as of October 12 of 2008, reports Day.Az with reference to independent press center.
13 October 2008 [16:41]

Parties, boycotting presidential elections, may hold a protest after the elections

The Musavat party, functioning in Azerbaijan, held a session on Monday, reports Day.Az with reference to the press service for the party.
13 October 2008 [16:24]

President of Turkey, visiting Estonia, meets with leaders of Azerbaijani community

President of Turkey Abdullah Gul, visiting Estonia, attended the opening of "Estonia-90 and Turkey-85" exhibition, reports Day.Az with reference to the press service for the state committee for work with Azerbaijanis, residing abroad.
13 October 2008 [16:06]

Returning of any territory to Azerbaijan is unacceptable for the ARF Dashnaktiutyun

Returning of any territory, a part of the security zone to Azerbaijan is categorically unacceptable for the ARF Dashnaktiutyun, secretary of the ARFD parliamentary faction Artyusha Shakhbazyan told journalists when commenting on Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's last statement.
13 October 2008 [15:37]

Presidential candidate Qudrat Hasanquliyev distributes 500,000 booklets

In the framework of the election campaign presidential candidate from the Azerbaijan United Popular Front Party Qudrat Hasanquliyev distributed 500,000 booklets among the voters, said Qudrat Hasanquliyev personally.
13 October 2008 [14:44]

Azerbaijanis of Kazakhstan support Ilham Aliyev's candidacy

The Dostlug cultural society, uniting all Azerbaijanis, residing in Kazakhstan, and functioning in Aktau, has made a statement on the upcoming presidential elections in Azerbaijan.
13 October 2008 [13:31]

Mission of Global Election Observers Net to arrive in Azerbaijan

A mission of the global election observers net is to arrive in Baku today to observe the presidential elections in Azerbaijan on October 15.
13 October 2008 [13:23]

Armenian Foreign Minister threatens that Armenia may recognize "NKR"

It is obvious that Armenia will be able to recognize South Ossetia and Abkhazia only after recognition of Nagorno Karabakh.
13 October 2008 [13:06]

Representatives of 30 foreign mass medias appeal to Azerbaijani CEC for watching presidential elections

92 representatives of 30 foreign mass medias have appealed to the Central Electoral Commission for observing the presidential elections in Azerbaijan, to be held on October 15, according to sources from the Independent Press Center under CEC.
13 October 2008 [12:48]

Hafiz Hajiyev: "If I am elected a president, my residence will be in Khankendi"

"I have always been with the poor and with my people and if I am elected a president, I will always be loyal to this tactics", said presidential candidate from the Muasir Musavat party Hafiz Hajiyev.
13 October 2008 [12:25]

Irada Yagubova: "Results of the exit-poll can satisfy not everyone, but this is not a tragedy. The most important is that they should be precise"

Day.Az interview with Irada Yagubova, head of the ELS independent research center and candidate of technical science.
13 October 2008 [12:23]

Azerbaijanis, residing in Tajikistan, support Ilham Aliyev

Azerbaijanis of Tajikistan have made a statement in support of Ilham Aliyev's candidacy at the presidential elections on October 15.
13 October 2008 [11:29]

Igbal Aghazade's plenipotentiary representative: "The agitation campaign of our candidate involved over 2,500,000 citizens"

In the framework of the electoral campaign "From door to door", the presidential candidate from Umid Party Igbal Aghazade held meetings in more than 600,000 families, said Anver Aghazade, plenipotentiary representative of the candidate.
13 October 2008 [11:11]

Kokha Nebi Village of Tovuz Region damaged seriously as a result of 6-hour firing by the Armenian forces

Armenian armed forces intensively fired on Kokha Nebi Village of Azerbaijan’s Tovuz Region on October 11.
13 October 2008 [10:47]

Presidential candidate: "Azerbaijani army should pass to a contract basis"

Presidential candidate from Liberal-Democratic Party of Azerbaijan Fuad Aliyev is for eliminating army recruiting from 18 years old.
13 October 2008 [10:36]

420 ODIHR representatives to observe presidential elections in Azerbaijan

The Central Electoral Commission of Azerbaijan has registered 420 observers from OSCE ODIHR.
13 October 2008 [10:24]

Mubariz Gurbanly: "Peter Semneby is mistaken, the electoral situation in Azerbaijan is developing normally and if someone wants it to be otherwise, this is his own business"

Day.Az interview with Mubariz Gurbanly, deputy executive secretary of the Yeni Azerbaijan party.
13 October 2008 [10:20]

Armenians violate ceasefire in five regions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on October 12 and 13.
13 October 2008 [10:07]

PACE delegation arrives in Azerbaijan

13 October 2008 [09:25]

Presidential candidate puts off meeting due to a threat to his life

Presidential candidate Hafiz Hajiyev has put off the meeting planned for October 12, said Tarana Ramazanova, assistant chairman of the Muasir Musavat party for ideology issues.
13 October 2008 [09:18]

Opposition, boycotting elections, holds unsanctioned meeting in Baku

The opposition powers, boycotting the upcoming elections, have held an unsanctioned meeting.
11 October 2008 [13:39]

Ilgar Mamedov: "Boycott of these elections by opposition is explained by its weakness and helplessness"

The participation in the voting will be the lowest through the whole period of Azerbaijan's independence, considers independent political scientist Ilgar Mamedov.
11 October 2008 [13:31]

Ilham Aliyev's agitation campaign involves 1,500,000 voters

The Yeni Azerbaijan party is holding a successful agitation campaign under the slogan "Forward with Ilham", reports Day.Az with reference to the press service for the party.
11 October 2008 [13:24]

State allocates funds to presidential candidate Hafiz Hajiyuev for holding agitation campaign

The Appellate Court has granted the claim of presidential candidate and chairman of the Muasir Musavat party Hafiz Hajiyev.
11 October 2008 [13:18]

Azerbaijani Economic Development Minister: "We assess the statement of presidential candidate Hafiz Hajiyev as libel and impoliteness"

"We assess the statement of presidential candidate Hafiz Hajiyev as libel and impoliteness...", reports Yeni Musavat newspaper with reference to Turan.
11 October 2008 [13:08]

Armenian Prime Minister: "The statements about the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan are dangerous if other principles are ignored"

The Karabakh problem must be settled in the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group and through negotiations, said Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan before the meeting with US vice president Dick Cheney in Washington.
11 October 2008 [12:56]

Qudrat Hasanquliyev: "Powers of municipalities should be expanded in Azerbaijan"

"Powers of municipalities should be extended that it is necessary to present them the status of the bodies of local powers", said presidential candidate and chairman of the United Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan Qudrat Hasanquliyev.
11 October 2008 [11:55]

CIS executive secretary initiates monitoring of election situation in Azerbaijan

CIS executive secretary Sergey Lebedev launched meetings in Azerbaijan to study preparations for presidential elections in the country.
11 October 2008 [10:46]

Rasul Quliyev's party holds agitation campaign in favor of Ilham Aliyev

In line with the recent decision of Supreme Medjlis, the Open Society Party, led by former speaker Rasul Guliyev, is holding an agitation campaign in favor of Ilham Aliyev on the spots, said deputy chairman of the party Yaqgub Abbasov.
11 October 2008 [10:39]

Presidential candidate considering necessary to hold "clean hands" anti-corruption operation

Fuad Aliyev, presidential candidate and chairman of the Liberal-Democratic Party of Azerbaijan stressed the need to hold a large-scale anti-corruption operation "clean hands" in the country.
11 October 2008 [10:15]

Armenians violate ceasefire in six regions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on October 9 and 10.
11 October 2008 [10:03]

Edward Nalbandyan: "The key issue is a status of Nagorno Karabakh, which must be defined on the basis of a free will of its people"

The issue of Nagorno Karabakh must be settled on the basis of the free expression of will of its people", said Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandyan by results of the meeting of Armenian, Russian and Azerbaijani Foreign Ministers in Bishkek.
11 October 2008 [09:42]

2008 - presidential elections are unique for lack of alternative in the whole history of independent Azerbaijan

Independent political scientist Rasim Aghayev assess the upcoming presidential elections in Azerbaijan as the most non-competitive since Azerbaijan gained independence in 1991.
11 October 2008 [09:17]

Presidential candidate Hafiz Hajiyev files claim against CEC

Azerbaijani presidential candidate Hafiz Hajiyev has filed a claim to the Appellate Court, reports Day.Az with reference to the official website of the Baku Appellate Court.
10 October 2008 [17:07]

Presidential candidate Qulamhuseyn Alibeyli meets with voters in Qusar and Khachmaz regions of Azerbaijan

Presidential candidate Qulamhuseyn Alibeyli held a meeting with voters in Qusar and Khachmaz, said Qulamhuseyn Alibeyli.
10 October 2008 [16:58]

Azerbaijanis in Baltic states support Ilham Aliyev for presidency

The Congress of Azerbaijanis of Baltic states voiced support for candidacy of working president Ilham Aliyev at the presidential elections, said the press service for the state committee for work with Azerbaijanis, residing abroad.
10 October 2008 [16:46]

President of Azerbaijan receives head of the bureau of national security under Polish presidential administration

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received a delegation lead by Vladislav Stasiak, chief of the bureau of national security of the Presidential administration of Poland, reports Day.Az with reference to the press service for AzerTac.
10 October 2008 [16:37]

Isa Qambar: "Repetition of events of October 16 of 2003 is not expected this year"

I do not expect the events of October 16 of 2003 to repeat this year, said Musavat party leader Isa Qambar.
10 October 2008 [16:12]

5,359 constituencies formed in Azerbaijan due to presidential elections

5,359 constituencies have been formed by the Central Electoral Commission of Azerbaijan in connection with the presidential elections of October, reports Day.Az with reference to the Independent press center.
10 October 2008 [15:47]

An Azerbaijani may become a member of Lithuanian seym

Azerbaijani Mahir Hamzayev is taking part in the elections to the Lithuanian seym to be held on October 12, reported the press service for the state committee for work with Azerbaijanis, residing abroad.
10 October 2008 [15:39]

Azerbaijan National Independence Party provides free choice for activists to define worthy presidential candidate

The leadership of the Azerbaijan National Independence Party provided a free choice to its activists in defining a worthy presidential candidate, said party's spokesman Ali Orujev.