Jamil Hasanli - reserve opposition candidate in the presidential election

Sam Williams 08/06/2019

Today's session of the National Council elected Jamil Hasanli by the vast majority  of votes as a reserve  single candidate for the presidency of the National Council of the democratic forces. The meeting was held in the office  of "Musavat" party.

In his speech, Professor of History Jamil Hasanli thanked for the confidence to him and said: "We all together will go the way of Mahammad Amin Rasulzadeh and  Abulfaz Elchibey." This slogan was met with thunderous applause.

At today's meeting of the National Council a letter  of  Rustam Ibrahimbayov, a single opposition candidate in the presidential election,  has been read. 

Due to the current problems in registering Ibrahimbayov as a candidate because of the presence of Russian citizenship,  the playwright proposed  to elect Jamil Hasanli as a reserve candidate. The meeting participants welcomed  the  proposal. The meeting continues.

Today the National Council should  make the final decision and develop strategy on  Ibrahimbayov’s  participation or non-participation in the  elections