Kılıçdaroğlu says several CHP MPs can quit and join DEVA, Future parties to secure their run in elections

Duvar English

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said that a number of CHP lawmakers can quit and join the Democracy and Progress Party (DEVA) and Future Party to secure their run in elections.

Kılıçdaroğlu was commenting on the debate on early elections, which has been ongoing for months in the country, with the regular parliamentary and presidential elections scheduled to be held in 2023.

“We can definitely provide support to DEVA and the Future Party for democracy. That’s why we want the election threshold removed. All parties must be represented in parliament,” Kılıçdaroğlu told daily Yeniçağ on May 14, referring to the 10 percent election threshold that’s required to enter parliament.

Both the Future and DEVA parties are relatively new, with the former found in December 2019 by former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and the latter in March by former deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan.

The CHP adopted a similar stance before the presidential and parliamentary elections on June 24, 2018 by making 15 of its deputies quit the party and join the right-wing İYİ (Good) Party.

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About CHP EU Representation

The CHP was founded on 9 September 1923, about one and half month before the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey. The first President of modern Turkey’s oldest party was M. Kemal Atatürk. Today CHP is a social-democratic party, member of the Socialist International and associate member of the Socialist Group at the European Parliament. The scope of the CHP bureau in Brussels is not limited to the bilateral framework of Turkey's EU accession process. Issues such as the information society, energy policies, social development, climate change, international trade and security are among the different focus areas. The EU-Turkey relations are about integration and need multiple, plural and horizontal channels of communication. The CHP supports and promotes Turkey's EU membership process also by being more present and active in Brussels The CHP's Representative to the EU is Ms Kader Sevinç who previously worked as an MEP advisor at the European Parliament and in the private sector.
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