Published: Fri, May 04, 2018
World News | By Laverne Osborne

Turkish party names Erdogan as presidential candidate

Turkish party names Erdogan as presidential candidate

In the parliamentary election held in Turkey on November 1, 2015, the Justice and Development Party won 49.41 percent of the votes, the CHP - 25.38 percent of the votes, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) - 11.93 percent, the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) - 10.7 percent of the votes.

Turkey's ruling political party nominated President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Thursday as its candidate for next month's early presidential elections, as opposition parties band together to challenge the incumbent leader.

The official, who declined to be identified, told Reuters the deal between the CHP, the fledgeling Iyi (Good) Party, the Islamist Saadet Party and the Democrat Party would be formally announced at a news conference on Thursday.

He has generally been more ready than Kilicdaroglu to adopt a gloves-off approach towards Erdogan, raising the prospect of a fierce political campaign. Erdogan, 64, was first elected president in August 2014.

In his speech, Ince said the palace should be handed over the youth and made a "home for science".

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Turkey's two largest opposition parties will today announce their candidates for the historic June 24 presidential election. Before that, he served as prime minister, from 2003 to 2014.

In the April 2017 referendum, Turkish voters approved the switching from a parliamentary system to a presidential one.

Ulgen said both Ince and Aksener could vie for a place in a second round run-off against Erdogan but he would still need to "cannibalise" some of the conservative vote to beat the president.

Tezcan added his party was prepared for the elections.

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