Turkish opposition bloc to announce its candidate on March 2

Turkish opposition bloc to announce its candidate on March 2
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The Nation Alliance will announce its candidate after its meeting on March 2, a spokesperson from the Good Party said.

Six opposition parties that make up the Nation of Alliance in Turkey will announce their presidential candidate to run against President Tayyip Erdogan in the upcoming elections, the Good party spokesperson said on Tuesday, a day after the meeting between CHP (Republican People’s Party) leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu and Good Party leader Meral Aksener has resulted in a consensus to run with a joint candidate.

Spokesman Kursad Zorlu said the party bodies fully authorized Aksener to agree on a name at the March 2 meeting of the alliance.

While the CHP has supported the nomination of its party leader as the joint candidate Aksener, has recently opposed Kilicdaroglu's nomination, arguing that the name to be nominated should be someone who has some prospect of winning the election.

But an official who wished to remain anonymous told arti gercek that the rift was settled after the leaders agreed to install someone from the Good Party as vice president.

Six opposition parties including CHP and IYIP teamed up to restore a parliamentary system in Turkey if they win the elections which will be held by June 18 at the latest.