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Third alliance enters the fray ahead of Turkish elections 

The leftist Labor and Freedom Alliance pledges to undo injustice but could risk a split in the opposition vote.
Supporters attend a congress to launch the "Labour and Freedom Alliance", a six party coalition led by the HDP, in Istanbul on Sept. 24, 2022.

ISTANBUL — A third political alliance has been announced for Turkey’s upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections, leaving observers wondering about its potential impact on what was previously a two-horse race. 

The Labor and Freedom Alliance is a coalition of six left-wing parties, with the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) by far the dominant element with 56 lawmakers in the Turkish Grand National Assembly as Turkey’s third biggest parliamentary party. 

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