Equality and Democracy Party
|Equality and Democracy Party
Eşitlik ve Demokrasi Partisi
|Founded||14 March 2010|
|Succeeded by||Greens and the Left Party of the Future|
|Headquarters||Uğur Mumcu'nun Sokağı Np: 47 Gazi Osman Paşa , Ankara|
|Colours||Purple , Yellow|
|Politics of Turkey
The Social Democratic People's Party (Turkey)'s 3. Congress resulted in their decision to join EDP. Subsequently, a consensus was reached that the former Minister of Employment and Social Security, Ziya Halis, who is of Kurdish and Alevi descent, was to become the leader of the party.
A significant segment of the Libertarian Left Movement, which had broken away from the Freedom and Solidarity Party, played an active role in the formation of EDP from the start, along with many other independent individuals. Individuals who later resigned from the Freedom and Solidarity Party in the Izmir, Istanbul, Ankara, Tokat, Manisa and Aydin provinces also joined the EDP.
In short, the EDP was able to fulfill the requirements for a party to participate in the general elections, namely having organised in a certain number of provinces and undergone a number of party congresses. The Supreme Electoral Council of Turkey thus granted the party the right to participate in the Turkish general election, 2011 along with 26 other parties. However, the party decided to support the Labour, Democracy and Freedom Bloc and therefore did not present a list of candidates to the SEC.
The party disbanded itself and launched the Greens and the Left Party of the Future on 25 November 2012 together with the Greens and some independent individuals.
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