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Demirtas and Yuksekdag re-elected as HDP co chairs

Yuksekdag and Demirtas managed to secure the votes of 624 delegates out of the 626 who voted

ANKARA (AVRUPA TIMES) Selahatin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag have been re-elected as co-chairs of opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) during the party’s general congress held Sunday in Turkish capital Ankara. 

 

Yuksekdag and Demirtas managed to secure the votes of 624 delegates out of the 626 who voted. There are a total of 1049 HDP delegates.

 

The election also saw 76 members of the 100-seat party council replaced. 

 

Founded in 2012, the HDP has 59 deputies in the 550-seat Turkish parliament.

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