As many as 252 people represent political parties. They constitute over 50% of those, who have submitted candidate registration applications (494 people). The official said: “For the country where political parties are after all exotic, we have few party members, it is a large representation. It is obviously an inflated number considering the share of political parties in the social structure of the society”.
She added that there are many unemployed persons, self-employed businessmen, medics, and civil servants among those nominated. There are also media persons, well-known artists among the potential members of the parliament. As many as 22 existing parliamentarians and members of previous convocation parliaments are eager to fight for a parliament seat.