ANF – Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has demolished the 10 percent election threshold in Turkey and North Kurdistan, getting 13.1 percent of the votes from 6 million 52 thousand voters and granting 80 seats in the Turkish parliament. The party has increased its votes in Istanbul by 100 percent and has been the only party sending deputies to the parliament in many cities.
Besides exceeding the election threshold as a party for the first time and thus hindering the AKP from coming to the power alone, HDP also multiplied its votes in Turkey and North Kurdistan.
HDP achieved the highest rate of votes in Ardahan and Kars for the first time, granting 2 deputies from Kars with 44,56 % and 1 from Ardahan with 31,37 %.
The party also managed to have a parliamentarian in many cities for the first time, which include Antep with 15,52 %, Ardahan with 31,37 %, Erzurum with 17.81 %, Antalya with 7.23 %, İzmir with 10.54 %, Kocaeli with 7.66 %, Ankara with 5.51 % and Bursa with 5.81 %.
HDP has outscored other parties in the provinces of Iğdır, Şırnak, Hakkari, Dersim and Ağrı. The party has granted 3 deputies from Hakkari with 87.7 %, 2 from Iğdır with 55.94 %, 4 from Şırnak with 83.93 %, 2 from Dersim with 60.06 %, and 4 from Ağrı with 76.94 %.
The AKP which persistently advocated “one flag, one land, one nation, one state” while taking no concrete steps for the resolution of the Kurdish question, has collapsed in the Kurdish region, achieving only 1 parliamentarian from Diyarbakır (Amed) where HDP got 10, in Van where HDP got 7, in Mardin where HDP got 5, in Batman where HDP got 3, in Bitlis where HDP got 2, in Muş where HDP got 2, in Kars where HDP got 2, and in Siirt where HDP got 2.
HDP also overthrew the threshold in Istanbul where it granted 11 seats, winning 12.60 % with 1 million, 68 thousand, 808 votes, as well as in İzmir where it granted 2 seats, winning 10.54 % with 285,256.
Also multiplying its votes and inflicting a major blow to AKP in the Kurdish region, HDP achieved;
10 deputies in Amed with 77.75 % and 640,000 votes
7 deputies in Van with 73,52 % and 369,988 votes
6 deputies in Urfa with 38.08 % and 297,285 votes
5 deputies in Mardin with 72,09 % and 278,660 votes
2 deputies in Siirt with 64,79 % and 94,021 votes
3 deputies in Batman with 71,22 % and 191,909 votes
2 deputies in Muş with 70,20 % and 138,769 votes
2 deputies in Bitlis with 59,47 % and 93,815 votes
2 deputies in Kars with 43,48% and 64,989 votes
1 deputy in Adıyaman with 22,64 % and 70,924 votes
2 deputies in Antep with 15,32 % and 142,885 votes
2 deputies in Adana with 14,56 % and 183,027 votes
2 deputies in Mersin with 17,90 % and 188,648 votes
1 deputy in Antalya with 7,23 % and 96,671 votes
1 deputy in Ankara with 5,57 % and 182,498 votes
1 deputy in Bursa’ with 5,85 % and 104,621 votes
1 deputy in Kocaeli ise with 7,66 % and 82.430 votes.
HDP achieved a record in Başkale district of Van where it won 97,5 % and 26,000 votes while AKP got only 320 votes.
The list of HDP deputies is as follows;
Adana: Rıdvan Turan, Meral Danış Beştaş
Ağrı: Leyla Zana, Bedran Öztürk, Dirayet Taşdemir, M. Emin İlhan
Ankara: Sırrı Süreya Önder
Antalya: Saruhan Oruç
Adıyaman: Behçet Yıldırım
Bingöl: Hişyar Özsoy
Bitlis: Mizgin Irgat, Mahmut Celadet Gaydalı
Bursa: Asiye Kolçak
Diyarbakır: İdris Baluken, Nursel Aydoğan, Nimetullah Erdoğmuş, Feleknas Uca, Altan Tan, Çağlar Demirel, Ziya Pir, İmam Taşçıer, Sibel Yiğitalp, Edip Berk
Erzurum: Seher Akçınar Bayar
Antep: Celal Doğan, Mahmut Toğrul
Hakkari: Selma Irmak, Nihat Akdoğan, Abdullah Zeydan
Mersin: Dengir Mir Mehmet Fırat and Çilem Öz
İstanbul: Pervin Buldan, Garo Paylan, Levent Tüzel, Ali Kenanoğlu, Beyza Üstün, Turgut Öker, Filiz Kerestecioğlu, Sezai Temeli, Selahattin Demirtaş, Hüda Kaya, Erdal Ataş
İzmir: Ertuğrul Kürkçü, Müslüm Doğan
Kars: Ayhan Bilgen, Şafak Özanlı
Mardin: Mithat Sancar, Gülser Yıldırım, Erol Dora, Mehmet Ali Aslan, Enise Güneyli
Muş: Burcu Çelik, Ahmet Yıldırım
Siirt: Kadri Yıldırım, Hatice Seviptekin
Dersim: Alican Önlü, Edibe Şahin
Urfa: Osman Baydemir, Dilek Öcalan, İbrahim Ayhan, Leyla Güven, Ziya Çalışkan
Van: Figen Yükdağ, Lezgin Botan, Yurdusev Özsökmenler, Adem Özcaner, Tuğba Hazer, Selami Özyaşar, Remzi Özgökçe
Batman: Ali Atalan, Saadet Becerikli, Ayşe Acar Başaran
Şırnak: Faysal Sarıyıldız, Leyla Birlik, Ferhat Encü, Aycan İrmez
Ardahan: Taşkın Aktaş
Iğdır: Mehmet Emin Adıyaman, Kıznas Türkali
Kocaeli: Ali Haydar Konca