The presidential and parliamentary elections to be held on May 14 are among the most important agenda items in Turkey. Ankara is experiencing the most active days of the last period. Political parties are developing new strategies to achieve electoral success. New alliances are being formed, and existing alliances are taking important steps towards expansion. On the other hand, millions of citizens are eagerly awaiting an answer to the question of who will become the 13th president of Turkey. It was announced that the incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will take part in the elections as a candidate of the People’s Alliance. The Alliance of the Nation’s candidate was Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, chairman of the Republican People’s Party. However, there are other names that will participate in the May 14 elections. Here are all the names that have submitted a presidential candidacy to the Supreme Electoral Commission or that the parties have announced their nomination.
After the meeting held on March 6, 6 political parties belonging to the National Alliance announced that Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu was the Alliance’s presidential candidate. Kılıçdaroğlu will run for the presidency on May 14 for the first time.
In addition to the parties in the alliance, the Turkish People’s Liberation Party, the Turkish Change Party and the Turkish Communist Party will support the opposition presidential candidate. In the near future it will become clear whether the Alliance of Labor and Freedom, which is also part of the opposition bloc, will support Kılıçdaroglu.
Muharrem Ince, who is the Republican People’s Party’s presidential candidate in the 2018 elections, will run as the presidential candidate of the Rodina party he founded in the May 14 elections. Insu, who applied to YSK, needs to collect 100,000 signatures to run.
Ince received 30.64 percent of the vote in the 2018 elections in which the CHP ran as a presidential candidate. It is curious how many votes he will gain in the elections on May 14. On the other hand, so far no party has declared its support for Ince’s candidacy. However, Muharrem Ince announced that he would support Kılıçdaroğlu if Erdoğan and Kılıçdaroğlu remained in the second round of elections.
One of the contenders for the presidency in the May 14 elections is the chairman of the Vatan party, Dogu Perincek. Perincek, who was also a presidential candidate in the 2018 elections, received 0.2 percent of the vote. In other words, 98,995 voters gave preference to Perincek.
However, Dogu Perincek collected 100,000 signatures to become a presidential candidate. In other words, he was unable to collect the number of signatures that he collected before the elections. Perincek must once again collect 100,000 signatures to take part in the May 14 elections.
Welfare Party chairman Fatih Erbakan announced yesterday in a press statement that he will run as his party’s presidential candidate. However, the YRP was expected to join the People’s Alliance and support Erdogan’s candidacy.
When asked why they did not join the People’s Alliance, Erbakan said:We’ll explain them in detail later when the time is right, but for now, that’s enough.he replied. In order for Erbakan to participate in the elections, he needs to collect 100,000 signatures.
Ahmet Özal, son of the 8th President Turgut Özal and chairman of the United Party, will take part in the May 14 elections as a Turkish Alliance candidate. The parties that will support Özal are the Anatolian Union Party, the Independent Republican Party, the Ottoman Party, the Technology Development Party (Unified Party), the Patriot Party, the Motherland Again and the New Road Party.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
AKP Chairman Recep Tayyip Erdogan will run for the presidency for the second time as a single candidate for the People’s Alliance and for the third time overall. HUDA PAR, MHP, BBP and AKP will support Erdogan, who received 51.79% of the vote in the 2014 elections and 52.59% in the 2018 elections.
Former MHP Iğdır MP Sinan Ogan was nominated by the ATA Alliance as a presidential candidate. The parties supporting Ogan are the Zafer Party, the Ülkem Party and the Turkish Alliance Party, which are also members of the alliance.
Chairman of the Union of Justice party Irfan Uzun yesterday (March 20) submitted an application to the YSK for a presidential candidacy. In his post-application statement, he stated that Turkey needed change, that he encouraged youth to aspire to power, and that he was the latest presidential candidate. Uzun, like many other candidates, needs to collect 100,000 signatures to participate in the elections.
Khalil Murat Unver
Kırıkkale University Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science Assoc. Dr. Khalil Murat Yunver is among the contenders for the presidency. The university, which has submitted an application to the YAC, must also collect 100,000 signatures. Unver on your social media account before applyingRestructuring and reorganization in the state are obligatory. This is not possible with current policies. The remedy is short-term technocratic administration. Later administration of the sagesHe explained why he was running for president.
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