Posted 10 марта 2023,, 12:47

Published 10 марта 2023,, 12:47

Modified 10 марта 2023,, 13:53

Updated 10 марта 2023,, 13:53

Turkish presidential elections will be held on May 14

10 марта 2023, 12:47
The decree on holding presidential elections was signed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Parliamentary elections will also be held on this day, CNN Turk reports.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan will run for a new term. His opponent in the upcoming elections will be the candidate from the opposition Popular Alliance, 74-year-old Kemal Kilicdaroglu. Earlier, he said that he intends to return to the parliamentary system of government, which was eliminated by the Turkish president in 2017.

The presidential decree on holding elections in the country will be published in the official newspaper on March 11. A meeting will be held at the same time The Supreme Electoral Council, which will approve the procedure for holding elections.

If necessary, a second round of elections can be held in the country. It is scheduled for May 28.

The start of the election campaign will be announced at the end of next week.

Earlier, the opposition launched an election campaign in the earthquake-affected areas of the country. The oppositionists talked about corruption in the government, which led to great human losses.

Political scientists have not yet decided to bet on who will win the current elections. According to most of them, the earthquake has greatly changed the political situation in the country, so it is difficult to say which of the candidates the residents of the country will give preference to.