Turkey´s president Erdogan has set May 14 as the date for the next presidential and parliamentary elections
Turkey has announced that the next presidential and parliamentary elections will be held on May 14, after its president Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a statement, confirming the date.
According to a report by Euronews on Monday, January,23, the elections have been scheduled a month earlier that previously decided.
The statement was reported to have been made by Erdogan during a visit to a youth conference, held in the country´s Bursa province.
The following day, a video of the event was broadcast with Erdogan stating, “I thank God that we are destined to share our path with you, our valued youth, who will vote for the first time in the elections that will be held on May 14”.
Although the final date for the elections has been set, a formal call will be on March 10. The Turkish Election Council will then start preparing for the elections, the report said.
Erdogan who has been in power since 2003, first as the prime minister and then as the president, is now expected to face a tough opposition as the country has seen years of rising inflation and falling currency.
Meanwhile, the opposition has still not announced their candidate who will officially run again him.
According to Turkish law, if at the end of the election no candidate manages to secure over 50 percent of the vote, another round of voting will take place on May 28.
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