Most of Azerbaijan's opposition parties have refused to take part in the repeat polls, saying the current legislature has no legitimacy. Of the main anti-government political groupings, only Musavat will file candidates.
The country's ruling party, Yeni Azerbaycan (New Azerbaijan), has won a majority of seats in the November 6 polls, which the opposition claim was fraudulent. Authorities have voided the outcome of the polls in 10 constituencies, but rejected accusations of massive fraud.
International organizations said the November 6 election failed to meet a number of democratic standards.