Rights & Freedoms Party

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Rights and Freedoms Party
Hak ve Özgürlükler Partisi
Partiya Maf û Azadiyan
Abbreviation HAK-PAR
Leader vacant
Founder Abdülmelik Fırat
Founded 2002
Split from Democratic People’s Party(DEHAP)
Headquarters Diyarbakır, Turkey
Ideology Kurdish nationalism[1]
Political position Left-wing
International affiliation None
Colours Red, yellow & black
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The Rights and Freedoms Party (Kurdish: Partiya Maf û Azadiyan‎, Turkish:Hak ve Özgürlükler Partisi, abbreviated HAK-PAR) is a Kurdish nationalist[1]political party in Turkey.

Advocating federalism as a means of increasing Kurdish autonomy in the south-east of the country, the party split from the Democratic People’s Party(DEHAP) in 2002. The party’s head office is in Diyarbakır. Until his death in October 2015, the party was headed by Fehmi Demir.[2]

In the local elections of 2014, the party won the municipal mayoralty inKonukbekler, Muş, attaining 43,846 votes.[3] In the June 2015 general election, HAK-PAR participated for the first time in a general election, winning 58,698 votes.

List of Leaders[edit]

# Name Term starts Term ends
1 Abdülmelik Fırat 2002 2006
2 Sertaç Bucak 2006 2008
3 Bayram Bozyel 2008 2012
4 Kemal Burkay 2012 2014
5 Fehmi Demir 2014 2015


General elections[edit]

Election Votes Percentage Seats
June 2015 58.716  %0,13
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November 2015 110.161  %0,23[4]
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Local elections[edit]

Election Votes Percentage Municipalities
2009 29.392  %0,07 0
2014 43.846  %0,09 1

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