Main opposition Republican People’s Party CHP has announced the election manifesto for upcoming March 31, Municipal Elections. The party has proposed “Remedy Municipalism” as the most basic answer to needs & demands among voters ahead of elections. Previously governing AKP had also announced an election manifesto touching upon similar problems.
1- Tolerant & Respectful Cities
We want municipalities that are respectful of our citizens’ life styles, values & identities, as well as tolerant and never casting out anyone.
2- Rightful Cities
We want the profits generated in cities not to end up in pockets of a handful of politicians or cronies but rightful distribution among all citizens.
3- Accountable Transparent Cities
We want cities where municipalities announce all the funds spent, and to be accountable for every funds generated through citizens’ taxes.
4- Poverty-defeating Cities
We want cities where poverty, hunger and unemployment no longer exists and no children to go to bed hungry.
5- Producing & Employing Cities
We want cities that do not consume & waste but instead promote our people for productive skillful labour opportunities.
6- Innovative Smart Cities
We want municipalities that adopt innovative and smart technological solutions into cities’ nature & cultural heritage.
7- Cities Overcoming Transport & Infrastructure Troubles
We want to lower citizens’ time spent in traffic and decrease cost of transportation through effective, innovative, alternative models.
8- Breathing Cities
We do not want to suffocate in forests of concrete, instead want cities that offer our children parks, green areas, planned, clean urban spaces.
9- Cities of Social Justice
We want social welfare & affirmative action for all disadvantaged citizens, primarily for the poor, disabled and elderly, to offer them a life that is worthy of human dignity.
10- Cities that Develop Culture & Arts
We want residents of our cities to be able to access cultural & artistic activities, sports events easily.
11- Environment-friendly Green Cities
We not only want rights of human residents of our cities but all living beings’.
12- Happy & Smiling Cities
We want happy & peaceful cities for all our citizens from pensioners to the workers, officers, shopkeepers, industrialists, farmers, students and everyone else.