SP member Sadet Karabulut will retire as a Member of Parliament next year. She reports on Saturday Facebook that she will not stand for election in March.
Karabulut points out that she is not yet ready to change the world. “I will probably be busy with that for another thirty years or so. Well, because I think that under the current circumstances, I can be more effective in another way.”
In the 2006 elections, Karabulut was first elected to the House of Representatives. She is currently mainly involved in Foreign Affairs and Defense. Two years ago, she was the only candidate next to Lilian Marijnissen to succeed group leader Emile Roemer. She lost that battle.
“The past few years have not always been easy for my party and me personally,” Karabulut writes. “We have had the necessary discussions about ideology, strategy and positions. We have worked hard to make concrete improvements in people’s daily lives. Sometimes we have won, sometimes we have lost.”
She also says that the internal discussion for renewal and progress is necessary and will continue. “In my opinion, the common denominator is and must remain the commitment to social justice for everyone.” Karabulut also says that she will continue to work for what the SP stands for.