Final by women at HDP candidate publicity
ANKARA (DİHA) - The HDP meeting which drew intense interest witnessed great excitement as Co-presidents Figen Yüksekdağ and Selahattin Demirtaş introduced its 550 candidates for a "New Life".
HDP (Peoples' Democratic Party) has introduced its parliamentary candidates at a meeting in Ankara. The meeting which drew intense interest witnessed great excitement as Co-presidents Figen Yüksekdağ and Selahattin Demirtaş introduced the 550 candidates for a 'New Life'.
The slogan ‘Women, life, freedom’ was the major one chanted during the meeting of the HDP which started and continues its works under the slogan “a women's party”. The Peoples' Democratic Party has nominated 268 women candidates out of the total 550, ensuring the highest percentage of the female candidates among all the parties for the June 7 general elections in Turkey and North Kurdistan. 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 (HDP) which has named 99 female candidates.