Early election is not an option now, HDP says

Early election is not an option now, HDP says

VAN – Anadolu Agency
Early election is not an option now, HDP says

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There is little need to discuss early elections in Turkey at the moment, according to one of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chairs.

“[Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet] Davutoğlu should not even mention early elections. It’s been a month since the elections took place and Turkey has the problem of being without a government. In such an atmosphere, the first words of Davutoğlu should be ‘I will realize the best coalition options for forming a government.’ We call on Davutoğlu to say this,” HDP co-chair Figen Yüksekdağ said July 8 during a visit to HDP Van Mayor Bekir Kaya’s office in the eastern Anatolian province of Van.

Recalling that the people have voted for a coalition government, Yüksekdağ said that Davutoğlu should read the election results correctly and take action. 

“Without discussing any coalition options or meeting with any party leaders, how could Mr. Davutoğlu mention the possibility of an early election as an option? It is wrong even to mention the early elections. This is not right in the face of the people’s will. This should not be discussed as an option, the coalition options should be discussed right now,” said Yüksekdağ.

Yüksekdağ also said the country’s politics had not become stuck at the moment.

“Turkey’s public knows well who wants the elections. The president wants it. Although the [Justice and Development Party] AKP does not openly support the early election option, it is not accelerating the coalition talks process. All processes are ready. The parliament speaker is elected. There is no problem in the operation of politics. There is an operation problem in that party,” said Yüksekdağ, claiming that the AKP has failed to take action at forming a coalition government.