AKP nominates Erdogan for presidential election

AKP nominates Erdogan for presidential election

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) formally nominated party founder and leader President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as its candidate for Turkey’s early presidential elections scheduled for June 24. 

All 316 members of the AKP’s parliamentary group voted in favor of nominating Erdogan as its presidential candidate, Hurriyet Daily reported.

Erdogan will be supported in the snap vote by the AKP and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP).

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