HDP says it will field own candidate for presidential elections

The HDP has announced that it will join the presidential elections with its own candidate and release the name of the candidate very soon.

This file photo shows HDP co-chairs Pervin Buldan (L) and Mithat Sancar.

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The Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) has announced that it will field its own candidate for the presidential elections scheduled for June.

HDP co-chair Pervin Buldan said that the party will release the name of the presidential candidate very soon. 

"We, as the HDP, will share (the name of) our own presidential candidate with the Turkey people very soon, i.e. to say, the HDP will nominate its own candidate and will join the elections with its own candidate," Buldan said on Jan. 7 during the HDP Kars Provincial Organization's 4th Ordinary Congress. 

"We don't have any alliance with either the People's Alliance or Nation Alliance," Buldan said, referring to the ruling alliance and opposition alliance. 

The HDP has been excluded from the opposition Nation Alliance which includes the Republican People’s Party (CHP), İYİ (Good) Party, Felicity (Saadet) Party, Democrat Party, DEVA (Democracy and Progress) Party, and Future (Gelecek) Party.