HDP’s Önder announces party passing 10 pct threshold
ANKARAPeoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Sırrı Süreyya Önder appeared before the cameras June 7 around 8:20 p.m., when nearly 80 percent of the ballot boxes across Turkey had been counted, announcing that, according to the current election results, the HDP had passed the 10 percent election threshold and was sending around 80 deputies to the parliament.
“We foresee to enter the parliament with a figure of around 80 deputies,” said Önder, adding that the official results from their party would be announced by co-chairs Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ.
“These results are the victory of democracy over rudeness, freedom over cruelty, modesty over brattiness, and peace over war. We hope it will bring good luck to the country,” Önder said.
Önder said the party would respect the votes they had gained, promising to not let the voters down.
Önder then asked for two favors from HDP supporters. The first one, Önder said, was not to celebrate the election results on June 7.
“We should not supply material to the ones who want to provoke a result,” Önder said.
The second favor he asked for was not to leave the polls until the official results were announced from the provincial and district election boards.
“Let this result serve for peace, freedom, justice and democracy in this country,” he added.