12 political parties withdraw from June 7 elections
The Great Union Party (BBP) decided to run for the polls under the umbrella of the Felicity Party (SP), meaning it will also be removed from the ballot. CİHAN PhotoA total of 12 political parties have withdrawn from the June 7 parliamentary elections in Turkey, with 11 of them not submitting their lists of nomination candidates by April 7.
Eleven of the 31 political parties which were eligible to enter the elections on June 7 did not submit their lists, automatically disqualifying them from the election ballot.
In the meantime, the Great Union Party (BBP) decided to run for the polls under the umbrella of the Felicity Party (SP), meaning it will also be removed from the ballot. The number of political parties in the ballot has consequently decreased from 31 to 19.
The Free Cause Party (Hüda-Par) which would be printed on the first row, decided not to enter the polls as a party but with independent candidates to increase the party’s chance of passing the 10 percent election threshold. With this decision, the True Path Party (DYP) will be printed in the first row.
The Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) which would originally be in the 18th row will now be in the 10th row. The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) will be in the 11th row, while the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) is now 13th.
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) will be in the 14th row next to the CHP.
The Rights and Liberties Party (HAK-PAR), the Freedom and Solidarity Party (ÖDP) and the Youth Party are also among the 11 parties which did not submit their lists to the Supreme Election Board (YSK).