Pro Kurdish HDP releases list of candidates for June 7 elections in Turkey

ANF – Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has released the list of its possible candidates to run in June 7 general elections in Turkey and North Kurdistan. The party is expected to hold a meeting for the introduction of candidates on 10 April.

The HDP which is also implementing the co-chair system that conditions one male and one female chair in all its organizations, has nominated 268 women candidates out of the total 550 announced today. The party has ensured an equal representation, lacking only 7 women candidates to ensure 100 percent equality.

The Republican People’s Party (CHP) has on the other hand nominated only 103 women candidates, remaining much below the 18 percent equal representation demanded by women’s organizations.

The CHP has the same rate of women’s representation with the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) which has named 99 female candidates.