Kemal Kilicdaroglu is running on behalf of six opposition parties in the next May 14 election.
Correspondent in Istanbul,
The Turkish opposition has finally produced a common candidate. After failing to erupt last week, the “Six Table” (coalition of six political movements) on Monday March 6 appointed Kemal Klidaroglu to face the presidential election on May 14, leaving President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and more than twenty years in power. “Kemal Glisadarolgu is our presidential candidate”Demel Karamologlu, leader of the Felicity Party, made the announcement in front of a crowd gathered in front of his formation’s headquarters in Ankara, where leaders of six parties met.
The leader of the Republican People’s Party (CHP, Social Democratic Party) since 2010, Kemal Klisadaroglu is a 74-year-old former senior official from the Alevi minority. Seemingly aloof, but capable of fierce outbursts when criticizing the current government, this outspoken rival of Erdogan is notably the “March for…
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