Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) 3rd Ordinary Session was held at Ankara Sports Hall.
Co-chair candidates were HDP Party Assembly Deputy Chair Pervin Buldan and Co-chair in Charge of Economy Sezai in the congress held with the “Strong Party, Determinate Struggle” slogan.
837 of the 1 thousand 109 delegates cast vote. Buldan and Temelli receiving 823 of the votes were declared new co-chairs.
100 full and 50 reserve members were elected for the Party Assembly (PA). Imprisoned former Co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş took the first place on the Party Assembly list.
The new PA list is:
Selahattin Demirtaş, Serpil Kemalbay, Adalet Aydın Sözkesen, Adnan Selçuk Mızraklı, Ali Kenanoğlu, Ali Özkan, Ali Ürküt, Alican Önlü, Alper Öztürk, Arife Çınar, Asiye Kolçak, Ayfer Fatma Çelik, Ayhan Bilgen, Aylin Hacaloğlu, Aysel Güzel, Ayşe Acar Başaran, Ayşe Berktay, Azad Barış, Barış Karabıyık, Bedia Akkaya, Bedia Özgökçe Ertan, Bedriye Yorgun, Benazir Coşkun, Bereket Kar, Berna Çelik, Betül Ünsal, Birsan Kaya Altınörs, Bülent Uyguner, Celalettin Can, Cengiz Yılmaz, Cevdet Konak, Coşkun Üsterci, Dirayet Taşdemir, Elif Bulut, Elif Torun Öneren, Emine Beyza Üstün, Emine Kaya, Erdal Bektaş, Fatma Kurtulan, Feray Mertoğlu, Feride Peynirci, Garo Paylan, Gençay Gürsoy, Gülay Bilici, Gülsen Ülker, Gülsüm Ağaoğlu, Gülşen Özbek, Günay Kubilay, Günfer Karadeniz, Hakkı Saruhan Oluç, Hatice Ödemiş Bayram, Hişyar Özsoy, Hürriyet Kaytar, Hüseyin Gür, Hüseyin Taka, İbrahim Akın, İbrahim Ayhan, İlknur Bingöl, İzzet Karadağ, Kemal Peköz, Kıvanç Eliaçık, Leman Kiraz, Mehmet Hüsamettin Yürek, Mehmet Salih Yıldız, Mithat Sancar, Muazzez Töre,Murat Çepni, Mustafa Avcı, Nadir Yıldırım, Nadiye Gürbüz, Nazmi Gür, Nesimi Aday, Nimetullah Erdoğmuş, Nuran İmir, Nurettin Turğut, Nurettin Üzümcü, Olcay Öztürk, Ömer Faruk Kırnıç, Ömer Önen, Resul Sadak, Rıdvan Turan, Roza Kahya, Selahattin Aslan, Semra Güneş, Sevtap Akdağ Karahalı, Sibel Yiğitalp, Şehriban Zuğurli, Taşkın Aktaş, Tuna Aydın, Yağmur Yurtsever, Yılmaz Topaloğlu, Yurdusev Özsökmenler, Yüksel Mutlu, Zahide Besi, Zelal Yerlikaya, Zeynep Boğa, Zeynep Nilgün Salmaner, Zübeyda Zümrüt, Zühtü Turgut, Züleyha Gülüm.
Central Disciplinary Committee: Abdurrahman Öztürk, Nuriye Taka, Selma Metin, Serhat Karaşin, Sinem Coşkun, Sultan Özcan, Zahit Mutlu.
Conciliation Commission: Fatma Gök, Özgür Sevgi Göral Birinci, Seydi Fırat, Yavuz Önen.
About Pervin Buldan
She is a politician born in Hakkari province in 1967.
She has two children.
Her businessperson spouse Savaş Buldan was kidnapped and killed by unidentified parties after then Prime Minister Tansu Çiller's November 4, 1993 announcement that "We have a list of Kurdish businesspeople assisting the PKK [Kurdistan Workers' Party]. It consists of about 60 names. The state will use all means to fight those who provide financial support for the PKK, just as it fights the PKK itself."
As a Saturday Mother/Person herself, Buldan served as president of the Association of Solidarity and Assistance for the Families of Missing Persons.
She was DEHAP's Istanbul 3rd region MP candidate in the 2002 general elections, but did not become MP because her party fell below the election threshold.
In 2005, she was nominated by a Switzerland women's initiative for the Nobel Peace Prize.
She was elected HDP's Iğdır MP in the 23rd, 24th, 25th, and 26th electoral terms. She continues to serve as HDP Group Deputy Chair.
About Sezai Temelli
He was born in Istanbul in 1963.
He graduated from the Department of Finance of Istanbul University's Faculty of Economics and got his doctorate degree at the same university.
He was discharged from his position as instructor at Istanbul University's Political Science and Public Administration Department of Finance by statutory decree number 675 issued within the scope of the state of emergency.
He continues to serve as HDP's Vice Co-Chair in Charge of Economics.
He was elected as HDP's Istanbul MP in the 25th Term (June 7 elections). He was not elected to parliament in the November 1, 2015 elections. (HK/TK)