Turkey's main opposition party accepts deal that could reunite Nation Alliance
A CHP official said the party has accepted the Good Party's offer to appoint the mayors of Ankara and Istanbul as vice presidents if the opposition wins the May presidential election with CHP Chair Kemal Kilicdaroglu as its candidate.
Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) accepts a proposal for the party's Istanbul and Ankara mayors to serve as vice presidents if the opposition wins the May presidential election, a senior CHP official told Reuters on Monday.
He said the other leaders in the opposition alliance will consider the proposal, which was made by the nationalist Good Party on Monday after it left the alliance last week in a disagreement over who the presidential candidate should be.
The Good Party, which was the second-biggest party in the alliance of six parties, exited the group last week after its leader Meral Aksener rejected the expected nomination of Kemal Kilicdaroglu, head of the CHP.