Turkey: Ruling and opposition alliances neck and neck, according to poll
According to a recent poll in Turkey, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) would emerge as the winner by a significant margin if parliamentary election was to be held today.
Despite high inflation and an ongoing currency crisis that diminishes the local currency against reserve currencies, 33.8% of the participants in the poll said they will vote for AKP, while 25% said they will vote for the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP).
The poll, conducted by one of the most credible Turkish polling companies, Metropoll, shows that opposition Iyi Party (Good Party) is likely to receive 14.5%.
Only 6% of the participants said they will vote for the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), part of the ruling alliance.
These results show the two alliances neck and neck, both receiving about 40% of the popular vote.
11.2% of the participants said they will vote for the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), excluded from the opposition "Nation's Alliance" out of fear of alienating nationalist voters.
The parliamentary and presidential elections are to be held in Turkey in 2023.