Turkish opposition to announce a joint candidate against Erdogan after election date settled
Six opposition parties who were allied in an effort to re-establish the parliamentary system in Turkey, will announce their joint candidate for president a week after the decision on election date is taken, said Selcuk Ozdag, the vice-chair of the Future Party (GP).
“The six-party table will win the presidential elections,” Ozdag told reporters in Turkey’s central Kırıkkale province, DHA news agency reported on Friday.
Turkey is facing parliamentary and presidential elections at the latest in June next year.
The six political parties, also including the main opposition Republican Peoples’ Party (CHP), Good Party (IP), Felicity Party (SP), Democrat Party (DP) and Democracy and Progress Party (DEVA), are working to agree on a joint candidate to challenge President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the elections.