DSP's Sezer: "We can't convict the left to languish in opposition"


Opposition Democratic Left Party (DSP) leader Zeki Sezer yesterday said talk of an election alliance in local polls due to be held next March is uncertain right now. "No one has the right to sentence the left to a life sentence of being in opposition," he said. "If (late DSP leader Bulent) Ecevit) was the only one able to bring the left to power since 1950, this should give us pause. The DSP and the (main opposition) Republican People's Party (CHP) are separate parties sharing similar sensitivities. We didn't face any problems in our alliance before last year's general elections. We have to examine the success of this alliance. The Constitutional Court decision ruling (last month) to not close down the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) gave us the chance to beat it in the next general elections."