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Spokesperson of Turkey’s HDP calls on elections board to annul referendum

BİRGÜN DAİLY 18.04.2017 16:34
Spokesperson of Turkey’s HDP calls on elections board to annul referendum
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Giving a speech during his party’s parliamentary group meeting today (April 18), spokesperson of Turkey’s opposition party HDP, Osman Baydemir, emphasized that the results of the referendum were ‘dubious’ and called on the Supreme Court of Elections (YSK) to ‘annul the polling.’

Pointing out that it is an unlawful practice to consider unstamped ballots as valid, Aydemir also reminded that a similar problem had occurred during the 2014 local elections in Norşin district of Bitlis, where YSK ordered for the results to be annulled and the elections to be run again.

Calling out to YSK, Aydemir said: “I am openly making a call to YSK from here: if you do not make the same decision as you did in 2014, with regards to annulling unstamped ballots, you are not an arbitrator, you are taking sides.”

Aydemir also shared photographs revealing the pressure put on citizens in dominantly Kurdish provinces of the southeast during the polling.

Source: http://www.birgun.net/haber-detay/baydemir-den-ysk-ye-iptal-etmezsen-tarafsin-155973.html

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