The Future Party and DEVA Party insist on 20 deputies, Good Party upset
SEDA TASKIN- Arti Gercek reports that deputy elections as well as the presidential nominee was on the agenda at the Table of Six’s tenth meeting on January 5 hosted by the Future Party. The Good Party did not respond well to the Future Party and the Democracy and Progress Party’s (DEVA) insistence on 20 deputies respectively.
AKSENER ANGERED, REGARDS THE INSISTENCE AS JUVENILE
When the topic turned to the deputy quotas at the meeting, the DEVA and Future parties insisted on 20 deputies each even though they had been reassured on the topic of ministers. Sources speaking to Arti Gercek stated that Meral Aksener was particularly angered by this issue and that she considered the demands to be “spoiled behavior” especially in light of the low vote rates.
THE GOOD PARTY’S DISCOMFORT WITH KURDISH
Another issue that caused discomfort for the Good Party was Babacan's statements regarding the Kurdish issue. Babacan's recent statement that they wanted to change the definition of citizenship and establish Kurdish as another mother tongue in the constitution caused discomfort for the Good Party.
“WILL BABACAN BE PRESIDENT BECAUSE HE MADE A STATEMENT ABOUT THE KURDS?”
According to Arti Gercek’s information, Good Party members stated that Babacan was applauded for his statements on the Kurdish issue and that he was using this to his advantage, and said, "The real issue is not getting votes from the Kurds who voted for the HDP, but collecting votes from the Kurds who voted for the AKP. Does he think he will become the presidential candidate just because he made a statement against the Kurds?”