28 Nov 2019 16:57

Azerbaijani ruling party's political council decides to dissolve parliament - deputy chairman

BAKU. Nov 28 (Interfax) - The political council of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party (YAP) unanimously voted on Thursday for the parliament's dissolution, Deputy Chairman of the party and its Executive Secretary Ali Ahmadov said at a news briefing in Baku on Thursday.

"The legislative branch should not fail to engage in the reforms pursued by the country's president. Therefore, the political council of the party unanimously decided today to recommend that the president dissolve the parliament," Ahmadov said.

"YAP supports these reforms and will promote their implementation. These reforms embrace all areas of activity. Their main goal is the development of the country's economy," he said.

The members of the ruling party have already signed an address on dissolving the parliament and holding early elections, and this will be forwarded to the parliament, Ahmadov said.

YAP will try to nominate young people for candidates in upcoming early parliamentary elections, he said.

Azerbaijani media reported earlier on Thursday that the YAP political council had decided to dissolve the parliament as its current composition was in effect unengaged in the reformed carried out by President Ilham Aliyev.