HDP and Green Left Party: Our people voted against the one-man regime

HDP and Greens and Left Future Party said Kurds voted against the one-man regime.

Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Mithat Sancar and Greens and Left Future Party (Green Left Party) co-spokespersons Çiğdem Kılıçgün Uçar and İbrahim Akın held a press conference on the presidential run-off elections.

Akın stated that they faced an unequal and unfair election process marked by the repression carried out by the one-man regime.

Pointing out that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan used all the means of the state during the election process, Akın said: “The manipulations carried out by the troll armies on social media and directly funded by the propaganda apparatus of the Palace, the disinformation produced and the montaged videos are some of the most striking examples clearly showing that the elections were not fair.”

'Our people did not step back'

Akın said: “We have expressed and defended that the main thing in these elections was to change the regime. We made an effort to open the door to democracy by offering realistic promises to a society faced by a choice between authoritarianism or democracy. With this strategy and our fight accordingly, we stopped Erdoğan in the first round. In the second round, we continued with the same strategy with the aim of changing the regime. The results show that our voters have resolutely supported our party's policies and goals, and have strongly expressed their will in this direction. The vote preference for Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu in 16 regional provinces where most Kurds  live was as high as it was on 14 May. Despite all the pressure and dirty propaganda, our people did not take a step back.”